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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Mint plant lifespan. Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me the lifespan of a potted mint?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:03 am    Post subject: Re: Mint plant lifespan. Reply with quote

Olwas2013 wrote:
Can anyone tell me the lifespan of a potted mint?
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It's said the Lifespan of a Mint Plant is anything from 5 to 10 yrs....
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you take it out of the pot each spring, cut it in half with a very sharp knife, and repot one half of it in the same pot with fresh compost, more or less indefinite. I also tend to root cuttings in small jars of water and plant them up, in case of a mint shortage. If a plant is looking tired, I can replace it, but if I don't need the new cutting, I give it away, or plant it somewhere for other strangers to enjoy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mint plant is annual and it has a lifespan of between 5 and 10 years.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the mint plant is a perennial lasts for several years, though it may die back each Winter. An annual grows from a seed and dies back at the end of the year having flowered and produced seed.
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