Grow Mint from a BEAT UP Hanging Basket or in Simple Window Boxes



Just grab just a sprig of mint:

Grow Mint from a BEAT UP Hanging Basket or in Simple Window Boxes

Pull up by the roots and simply push it down into the potting soil in the basket.

Grow Mint from a BEAT UP Hanging Basket or in Simple Window Boxes

...or even better?

Grow Mint from a BEAT UP Hanging Basket or in Simple Window Boxes

Instead of pulling the mint up vertically, pull gently sideways and surprise!  
You will start taking out mint plant after mint plant, all in a nice row along a big old root strand.

Grow Mint from a BEAT UP Hanging Basket or in Simple Window Boxes

The very aspect of mint that makes it KILLER to remove from a garden when unwanted 
makes it the PERFECT plant for reviving a sad and tired hanging basket on the quickie.

Why?

Well simple...that curvy piece of root fits around the edge of the basket just perfectly.  
Each little mint plant will grow quickly and easily, creating a fast border all around the exterior of the basket.

Grow Mint from a BEAT UP Hanging Basket or in Simple Window Boxes

Grow Mint from a BEAT UP Hanging Basket or in Simple Window Boxes

So why can't you do this with any plant??  Why mint?

1.  Mint acts like a weed.  It grows anywhere, with little nutritional needs and in harsh environements.
2.  Mint doesn't mind water, but doesn't need a ton.  Less maintenance on baskets!
3.  Mint can be shoved into the basket, walked away from and a week later the plant you thought was dead is ALIVE!
4.  Mint grows UP, but also grows OUT meaning it will fill up a round basket quite nicely.
5.  You can train mint to grow in and out of basket sides and poke down over and through the edges.

Basically, it is tough as nails, but pretty and smells DIVINE!


Comments

creativegoddess said…
I love mint and we have a ton in our yard.
I also love that bag! I need a way to keep all of my small tools in an easy to grab container.
I seriously want that skort!
Stephanie Chan said…
I saw they had some really nice work gloves...would love a pair for myself! Or a hat for gardening. Thanks for the giveaway!
Sherry Clarke said…
Thanks so much for the mint tips! I have mint growing "wild" in my side yard and I've been dying to put it somewhere else. If I'd only known how easy it would be! Now I want to add it to my hanging pots. So smart. AND that bag is pretty fab! I want one of those.

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