Best Tip for Planting and Taming invasive Mint!: The best trick I have found and use with success is to to simply pot the mint in a tin can! It’s like a mini ‘jail’ for the mint roots – and it really works!! The mint will still grow and the even though there is no drainage in the tin can, the soil will dry out nicely and the mint will grow!
9. Water completely.
This year I also added a couple of dusty miller plants that I had left over from some other containers I planted up – perennials, annuals and herbs planted together look beautiful!
I hope you get to create a fresh herb garden this year and enjoy them with your meals and summer drinks too!
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Your pot of herbs looks gorgeous! But I’m a little worried about the Dusty Miller being planted amongst the herbs as, according to horticultural notes published by Washington State University Clark County Extension, “All parts of the (Dusty Miller) plant are poisonous if ingested” Take care.
Eeek!! Really?? I had no idea!! I’ll be removing those immediately – thanks for sharing that info!
This year I painted four clay pots (peach, mint green, baby blue & mellow yellow), then stenciled them with a bird on a branch in black board paint. With chalk I wrote the name of the herb. I planted cilantro, oregano, basil & mint. I have received complements from everyone who has seen them! In another pot I planted pineapple sage for summer drinks. It smells as good as it tastes. In a small garden I separately planted spearmint and Lily of The Valley. Love fresh herbs!
The containing the mint in a can is a great idea! My poor mint is in a small pot all on its own, cause it wont play nice with his herb friends!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
I’ve been really wanting to do this! Thanks so much for sharing Heather. 🙂
You’re welcome Nancy!!
Dani @ lifeovereasy says
Gorgeous! I love having fresh herbs close at hand, and they’re so pretty too!
Loved this post! I bought a small herb planter this year but I’m looking forward to starting a new one next year with more herbs…thanks for the advice!
You’re welcome Paulina – enjoy your planter next year!
Mary Banman says
I love your planter with herbs by the door ! Neat idea ! I have all m garden in pots . i’m trying potatoes like was shown on google only instead of boards I used tractor tires and also a barrel cut in half ! Will let ya’ll known how the work out .
Sounds like a great idea! Yes let me know how it works out Mary!
Very pretty pot. I was wondering about the mint as soon as you mentioned it-great solution. I love planting herbs in a pot but I always forget to dry some for the winter.
Wondering if you had any problems putting the dill in with the rest of the herbs. I’ve wanted to grow it for awhile, but had read somewhere that it doesn’t grow well with other plants. Your plants look lovely, and has inspired some ideas for pots that have gone empty!
Actually Angela the dill is doing the best and growing like wild fire!! Thanks for your compliments and have fun growing your own herb garden!
Kathryn Ferrie says
I’ve been thinking about doing this for while. Now that we’re in the middle of the summer I’m wondering if it’s too late?
I don’t think it’s too late Kathryn! These herbs grow really quickly and will even continue to grow in the fall until the frost and really cold weather hits! I suggest you make one up and enjoy all the fresh flavours!
lori neitzel says
Hi! So do you put the tin can with the mint in the pot with the rest of the herbs and then put soil over the top of it?
Yes – place the mint that’s in the can into the pot along with the other herbs. Lightly cover top of tin can with soil!