Containing Mint in the Garden
Mint can be very invasive, and it will rapidly spread and take over your garden. There is a way to contain it and Master Gardener John Peterson shows how to do it. John explains that mint produces stolens, or underground stems, that will root and spread. By planting mint in a bottomless bucket sunk into the ground the stolens will not be able to spread. John shows how to do this. If a stolen happens to go over the side of the bucket it will be easy to see and pull before it spreads.