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Keep my mint alive!

greenthumbfail
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Keep my mint alive!

Any ideas? My balcony mint plant is failing. I'm on my 4th attempt... it flourishes for a week or two, then overnight it's gone! I've changed the soil, given it seasol etc. nothing seems to work. Pls help

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Keep my mint alive!

Welcome to Workshop @greenthumbfail. It's great to have you join the community. 

 

I'm sure the community will have some suggestions for you. At our place mint grows like crazy - it's containing it that's the tricky part! Can you please tell us how much sun your balcony gets? And what are you planting it in?

 

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KingStreetReno
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Re: Keep my mint alive!

I've always found mint really easy to grow. It does need a lot of water though or it will dry up within a day or so!

Benskimo
Junior Contributor

Re: Keep my mint alive!

Hey there - like the others have said, mint *should* thrive just about anywhere. Normally you can't kill it with an axe. Check that it has plenty of sun, and keep it watered (like it sounds like you're doing). When you say it's 'gone', do you mean it wilts and dies? Or is getting eaten? You might have a plague of angry aphids up there on your balcony or something...?

timjeffries
Established Contributor

Re: Keep my mint alive!

Where are you based? I find that in summer my mint goes crazy and in the winter it basically disappears... I'm in Geelong, Victoria.

greenthumbfail
New Contributor

Re: Keep my mint alive!

I think I had a plague. Bought it inside with more sun and water and it's back!mint's back.jpeg

greenthumbfail
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Re: Keep my mint alive!

Thanks for getting back to me! Turns out I had a plague of aphids (eeewwww!) so I cleaned the plant, bought it inside, gave it plenty more water & sun and BOOM! Back baby!mint's back.jpeg

timjeffries
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Re: Keep my mint alive!

Awesome! Looks beautiful now.

Community Manager Jason
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Re: Keep my mint alive!

How's your mint going now @greenthumbfail?

 

I hope its still thriving. Planting anything else?

 

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Joburden
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Re: Keep my mint alive!

Hi every one, I live in Perth and can only grow mint thru the winter, it's just too hot and dry in summer. I have to be vigilant tho, because the little green catipillars will strip it bare. Also keeping it trimmed, makes it bushy. I freeze as I go, means I always have a supply.

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