Am I growing mint right?

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  1. Sara_

    Sara_ New Member

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    Hi! I am trying to grow mint indoors because I want to take it with me when I move into a dorm next fall but currently the only pot I have doesn't have drainage holes on the bottom. I put some pebbles in the bottom to try and help with drainage but I don't know if that's enough. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    Sulev Active Member

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    You must be very careful when using containers without a drainage hole, to avoid over watering.
    I think it is much easier and safer to obtain a container with a drainage hole, than to learn how to avoid overwatering without it.
    BTW, mint is not very sensitive to over watering, so it may still be possible to grow it in the conteiner without a hole, but then you must know how much water you can add, without sinking the roots for too long time
     
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    Margot Well-Known Member

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    One trick you can use to make sure there's no water sitting in the bottom of the pot is to tip it out over a sink, meanwhile holding your hand over the top of the pot so the plant and/or soil don't fall out as well. Hold in the upside-down position for a few seconds to be sure as much excess water as possible is gone.
     
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    Oh nice thanks!
     

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