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Q.Disposal of Mint Roots

Anonymous added on May 2, 2011 | Answered

I have mint (which I did not plant) that has taken over my flower garden. Yesterday I dug up a bucket full of roots. Now what should I do with them? I can’t put them in the mulch pile or they will grow again. How do I kill them and eventually dispose of them? I know I did not get all the roots, so am sure I will be pulling out more buckets of them.

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Answered on May 2, 2011

You can simply put them in the trash. If you want to avoid adding to your trash though, you can boil the roots for 2-3 minutes and then place them in the compost. The boiling water will kill them and they will not be able to grow.

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