Can I grow mint submerged

Ayushman Singh
  • #1
Wanted to trhrow some mint plants I have in my backyard

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Teishokue
  • #2
No
 
Ayushman Singh
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Why?

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I read on google that I can

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aliray
  • #4
The mint plants might have been growing with their leaves and stems out of the water and just the roots in the water? Mint is a land plant however there are so many different varieties of plants that belong to the mint family. The one thing that plants that belong to the mint family have in common is that the stems are square with equal sides when you feel it with your fingers. Alison
 
Drummindot
  • #5
It might be worth a try to you. Just use a floating pot for your mint. They are usually available at Home Depot/ Lowe's & the like. Plant it so it sits high in the pot and as such the plant itself won't be submerged. If it doesn't work you won't be out much.
One caution I would have it to be sure that if it does take off that you keep it trimmed so the leaves and the oil that is naturally produced by them is not soaking in the pond and therefore adding minty oil to your pond water.
This issue would be the one thing that would keep me from doing it. As the oil could still get in the water when it rains. Mint oil is often used as an insect repellent and as such I can only imagine what it would do to irritate the delicate mucus membranes of fish.
 
Ayushman Singh
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
Thanks for the response I tried doing it but it didn't work out well
 
Drummindot
  • #7
Thanks for the response I tried doing it but it didn't work out well

Sorry to hear it didn't work. Thanks for letting us know!
 
Aquaphobia
  • #8
Mint oil is a concentrated extract. Not enough of it would get in the pond to affect anything.

There is a type of mint called "water mint" that you might look for! It can grow either on land or in water, you just have to allow it to acclimate. Generally it's the smaller, smooth-leaved mints that do well in water
 
Ayushman Singh
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
Ok now you've told me there's something like that I need to search for it.
 
Aquaphobia
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