Spearmint Plants
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Spearmint in my flower garden

Zone Grand Rapids, Michigan | Foodkop added on October 14, 2018 | Answered

I planted spearmint in my garden hoping to deter rabbits. That worked, but now it's taking over everywhere. I had no idea it would be so invasive. Three questions: Can I pull it up? Can I cut it down/back? If I plant it around the base of my trees (where I've never been able to grow anything), and it spreads into the yard, will the cuttings from being mowed take root wherever they land in the yard? I'm afraid I made a HUGE mistake?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 15, 2018

Oops, this is a case of solving one problem, but creating a bigger issue.

Just to be clear, many gardeners and home owners have made the same mistake!
This link will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/invasive-mint-how-to-kill-mint-plants.htm

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