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Q.mint and basil together in pot together?

Zone 93041 | Anonymous added on December 30, 2019 | Answered

I have small mint plant and small basil. I also have a nice pot (about 1.5 gal). Can I plant them together?

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Answered on December 31, 2019

Growing plants in the same container requires both plants have same growing needs, i.e., water, sun, etc. Since they both like moist, well-drained soil in a sunny situation, I would say yes. Except, in this case, mint is a very aggressive spreader and may eventually take over the pot.

If you only intend to harvest once, then this will be fine. If you want them to be permanent companions then it will not work. I would recommend keeping them separate.



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