I'd like to establish some in out of the way parts of the yard. Does anyone have mint of any kind in the ground successfully---in the tropics, I mean? Minimum temp here 68(brrr!)
Zone 11 mint?
I made the mistake of clicking on an ad on the right side of the page about chocolate mint. They take lessons to write like that.
I have some lovely spearmint growing in my garden under my papaya trees in the mottled sunlight. It grows very easily. I am in hawaii
Aloha, my mint patch started in the shade but is now quite happily running into the sun. Doubtless you know all about the need to contain it or be forever pulling it up!
Why I said an out of the way part of the yard! Great stuff. Does it repel ground termites?
25 years ago. i had a lovely mint patch in the corner of the yard at my house in Hanalei (kauai), It did decide to take off. It indesperced with the the lawn. For many years when ever i mowed the lawn it smelled of mint. It was wonderful. i still see tufts of it pop up here and there in that yard.
Mentha piperita can be grow here in Atenas. It is a a ground cover. Needs humidity all the time and shaded area. It grows well near a creek.
Average temperature here is 26 celsius, humidity almost 80%. We have a dry and wet season.
Hi all. I am glad I found your wonderful site. I have recently moved from the US to Jamaica and am planning a garden with my children. How do I figure out what plant zone I'm in here?
Welcome reninja! There are about 74 members in DG that are from Jamaica...so I'm sure that they would be able to help you figure out your zone. I would suggest that you start a thread entitled something like - Looking for fellow Jamaicans or something. We are happy to have you here in the Tropical Gardening Forum...a nicer bunch of folks you would be very hard pressed to find.