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Mint Companion Planting: What to Plant With Mint

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Jun 7, 2021 • 2 min read

Done right, companion planting creates a harmonious, self-sufficient garden. Mint, from spearmint to peppermint, is a notorious spreader, with horizontal roots that will ruthlessly conquer the root systems of nearby plants if given the chance. It’s best to plant mint in its own pot, or plant it near good companion plants that can handle a bit of sprawl in the garden bed while benefiting from mint’s pest-repelling powers.