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    Eira ClaptonEira Clapton
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    I have managed to kill two pots of vietnamese mint. However I love to have it around for cooking. I think I saw on Gardening Australia recently a segment where someone actually put it to grow in a pond -submerged! Did anyone else see this who could confirm that this was what happened, or give me any tips on how to grow succesfully?

    #479653
    BangersBangers
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    I have a few plants in pots with 50% potting mix and 50% compost and they’re going great. Are they just drying out (lack of water) or is something else happening to them?

    #479654
    Eira ClaptonEira Clapton
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    They seem to turn up their toes in hot weather, so I assume that they don’t like drying out. I had them in water well type pots so I thought I had the water thing sorted, but apparently not. Of course I should point out that I live in Perth and that it does get very hot and dry in the summer here.

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    FishfoodFishfood
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    vietnamese mint- must be kept damp it grows well in aquaponics this photo look at the last bed lefthand plant is vietnamese mint-

    #479656
    FishfoodFishfood
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    A better photo

    #479657
    FishfoodFishfood
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    This is the root ball it had

    #479658
    MuzzyMuzzy
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    I grow vietnamese mint and other mints on my window sill in water in the warmer weather, this way Im guaranteed not to have to buy new plants every winter.

    #479659
    zippyzippy
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    WOAH! Fishfood that’s flippin’ impressive!:jawdrop:

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    Eira ClaptonEira Clapton
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    AHH very impressive!

    #479661
    Shangri LaShangri La
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    I’m growing vietnamese mint in pots and it has done well in hot and lately, very wet weather but not growing in water as such. Mind you, it is not as impressive as fishfood’s effort.

    #479662
    kerriebkerrieb
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    Fishfood

    WOW!!! that’s a very impressive effort. I’ve never grown it in water but have killed a few plants with not enough water in the hot weather

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    sue esue e
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    wow that whole ste up is impressive fish food!:tup:

    #479664
    SonyaSonya
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    We grow ours in water in an old bathtub and have to cut it back with shears.

    Sonya

    #479665
    Eira ClaptonEira Clapton
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    Sooo- I finally set up a wicking bed in a styrofoam container, and popped in the Vietnamese mint. Now it is sooooo happy, I can’t tell you!

    #479666

    I’ve just started some Vietnamese mint from a cutting.  Thanks to all your advice I know I’ll have to water it well over summer.

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