Mints

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Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:45 pm

If you really want them filling in, by plants branching out, pinch off the tops when they are over 6" tall.
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Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:32 pm

I pinch them off, as needed, largest ones at a time, and when they get to maybe 10", I slice about 2" off the tops at a time, and toss it around some areas of my garden, as an insect repellent. It also slows them down from flowering, and the flavor stays better, though eventually, they will flower - later in the season I'm spending too much time on the rest of the garden to fool with it!
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Sun Jun 05, 2022 3:14 pm

Here's that mint patch yesterday, showing how it totally filled in, and about the same time as last season. I have done nothing to it, except scratched a little kelp fertilizer into it, before anything came up. And there are only 2 weeds visible in the entire patch - maybe some clover underneath, but that's it! It chokes everything out.
ImageMint patch 6-4 by pepperhead212, on Flickr

ImageOne of two weeds visible in the mint patch. 6-4 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
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