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Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

July 21, 2009
3:34 PM

Post #6846187

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!)

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


July 21, 2009
5:41 PM

Post #6846704

Prostanthera, Australian Mint Bush, is an easy to grow tropical mint, and it makes a great tea fresh!

I also grow spearmint and orangemint. Most kinds grow, but need protection from the hot Summer Sun.

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Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

July 22, 2009
2:10 AM

Post #6849009

Thanks.

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.
d_thomcat2000
Kapaa, HI

July 22, 2009
7:04 AM

Post #6849792

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
Braveheartsmom
Hillsborough , NC
(Zone 7a)

July 23, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #6856563

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!

Jenn
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

July 23, 2009
11:44 PM

Post #6856994

Why I said an out of the way part of the yard! Great stuff. Does it repel ground termites?
d_thomcat2000
Kapaa, HI

July 25, 2009
6:48 PM

Post #6863963

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.
Bignonia
Atenas
Costa Rica

July 27, 2009
3:38 PM

Post #6871153

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.
reninja
kingston
Jamaica

July 27, 2009
8:12 PM

Post #6872180

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?
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

July 27, 2009
9:16 PM

Post #6872446

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.

Yokwe,
Shari
reninja
kingston
Jamaica

July 27, 2009
9:18 PM

Post #6872459

thanks, I'll try that.

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