What does mint like to grow next to?

Mint is a great companion plant for brassica family members like kale, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. The strong, pungent scent of mint will deter white cabbage moths (cabbage looper).

What should I plant next to mint?

  • Oregano and marigolds. In combination with mint, pungent, spicy oregano and marigold spread an aromatic forcefield across any vegetable garden, attracting pollinators and deterring pests.
  • Carrots.
  • Cabbage, cauliflower, and kale.
  • Tomatoes and eggplants.
  • Peas and beans.

Will mint choke out other plants?

If you want to add it to an existing herb bed then the best way is to sink a deep bucket or tub without holes into the soil and plant into that as otherwise mint will quickly choke out the other plants. Apart from that, mint is not a fussy plant and will even grow under trees or in shade.

Can mint and basil grow together?

Mint and basil are great companion plants to grow next to each other in separate growing spaces as mint can repel pests like aphids and beetles that would damage tender basil leaves. Growing mint and basil together is a rewarding process and a great introduction to companion gardening.

Can I plant mint and rosemary together?

Rosemary and mint should be kept far away from each other. Mint can be an overpowering herb and take over a lot of space in your garden. With rosemary growing up to four feet tall, putting these herbs together may result in them competing for space.

Does mint spread in the garden?

Mint spreads easily because of its resilient rhizomes. A rhizome is a large stem which grows underneath the ground and which propagates lateral shoots (Ivany, 1997). In other words, mint has a strong root system which spreads underground, facilitating its rapid growth.

Can I plant mint and peppers together?

Tomatoes, Pepper Plants, and Eggplants – Members of the nightshade family like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant make good companion plants for mint. They say that mint will help improve the vigor and growth of tomato plants and improve their flavor.

Can I plant mint and cilantro together?

Basil, mint, yarrow and tansy are good choices for companion planting with cilantro. This cool season herb, sometimes called Mexican parsley, may experience warm season growth when planted under and shaded by tomatoes.

What cant be planted next to mint?

Cauliflower. Similar to cabbage and broccoli, interspersing some mint plants near cauliflower can help with flea beetles. The beetles will chew holes into your cauliflower heads which can shock the plant if not remedied.

Can mint and chives be planted together?

Chives are an all-around partner plant and excellent companion plant for many herbs and vegetables. These herbs can ward off pests like aphids and enhance the growth of other plants. When asking what herbs can be planted together this herb can be planted in the same pot as dill, rosemary, and mint plants.

Can you plant strawberries and mint together?

Herbs – Dill, fennel, coriander, mint, sage and many others are excellent companions for strawberries, helping to repel slugs and other pests. Keep in mind that some herbs, especially mint, should be planted in containers as the plants are aggressive and can easily take over a strawberry patch.

Does oregano spread like mint?

Mint, oregano, pennyroyal and even thyme will spread through underground runners and can quickly take over the garden. They can be hard to remove as small bits of roots left behind can grow into full plants. That is why I always plant mint in a container.

Does mint grow well with other plants?

Despite mint’s inclination to take over, you can interplant other vegetables, flowers, and herbs with mint. Some good companion plants for mint include: brassicas, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, squash, oregano, and marigolds, to name a few. You can find numerous other options for mint plant companions in the garden.

Where should you not plant mint?

Avoid duplicating photos showing mint planted in a single windowsill container with other herbs: mint does NOT do well planted with other common herbs such as lavender, rosemary, sage and thyme, as these herbs prefer soil dry-down and sunny locations.

What grows well with peppermint?

Peppermint companion planting is a good choice for cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli and kale as each will be enhanced if peppermint is planted nearby. However, you should not grow parsley or chamomile near mint.

Does mint have deep roots?

Common mint species like peppermint and spearmint will have root systems between 2-24 inches (5-61 cm) deep. There are over 23 species of mint and each of them grows roots to different depths. A 12 inch (30 cm) deep container is enough for your mint to survive.

How far apart should mint be planted?

Space mint plants 18 to 24 inches apart. It’s best to grow them in pots to keep them from taking over your garden (even if you’re planting in the ground). Give your garden a great foundation by improving native soil with several inches of aged compost or other rich organic matter.


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