I have googled but cant seem to find anything. Can anyone help?
What exactly do you want to know?
You want a bottomless pot to contain mint? Get your oldest secateurs and cut the bottom out of a plastic tomato pot or bucket. That's what I do.
I would wan't to keep the bottom of the pot firmly in place so the mint roots don't escape. It is a menace.
I sunk an old washing up bowl into the bed and planted the mint into it. for a number of years this stopped the mint from taking over. We have since moved so I cant say if it is still contained.
Iamweedy says:I would wan't to keep the bottom of the pot firmly in place so the mint roots don't escape. It is a menace.
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Mint won't spread out of the bottom of a big pot ... the runners spread over the ground surface, not deep down, and as long as you keep them from spreading over the edge of the pot they can't put down roots outside the pot.
I have mine in large pot with its bottom intact but the top of the pot is a few inches above ground level. This seems to work and has done for a few years.
Does anyone know how deep the roots go? My thinking of a bottomless pot was because, while I don't want it to spread sideways, and therefore I want something with edges, I don't want to restrict its downward growth and interfere with its ability to get water during dry conditions.
Jekka Farm described a bottomless pot as though it was something you could buy
We dug ours out this spring, sorted the roots out throwing out the old and replanting the newer pieces in the pots sunk into the ground.
If I remember correctly the roots didn't go deeper than about 8 inches.
Cool, so about an 8 inch pot will do it
Mine are in big tomato pots with the bottoms cut out. ... mint does need a good bit of space in order to give of its best
Please excuse the weeds and edges etc ... I'm laid up at the moment with a broken foot
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