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Location: Lancaster, SC
Posted: Jul/11/2011 2:25 AM PST
I don't think that the mint will actually kill the strawberry plants unless they become really thick and perhaps shade out the sun completely. The mint's runners can go for a very long way, however. I simply keep pulling mine up when it gets tall or thick. At least it smells good while you're working!
Posted: Apr/21/2012 8:36 AM PST
I also am new to gardening & have inherited the invasive mint plant. I've done almost everything that was suggested and finally went to a local nursery for assistance. They suggested a vinegar & salt mixture, covered by newspaper & a heavy layer of mulch. It's worth a try!