Mints

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Re: Mints

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Post: # 93031Unread post Lemonboy
Sun Mar 26, 2023 12:35 am

I'd wait until you put out your tomatoes. A freeze wouldn't kill the plant, but it might cause the foliage to die back. Plus, warmer soil is easier to work and you want to create a good bed for it, not just dig a hole and pack it in.

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Re: Mints

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Post: # 93033Unread post Whwoz
Sun Mar 26, 2023 1:49 am

Cranraspberry wrote: Wed Mar 22, 2023 4:21 pm I currently have these two mints on my window sill - a Mojito and a Kentucky Colonel! When would you typically transplant these out to the garden?

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You may want to limit there spread somehow. Mints can be vigorous spreaders under the right conditions

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Re: Mints

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Post: # 93036Unread post Cranraspberry
Sun Mar 26, 2023 4:44 am

@Whwoz my husband spent a good chunk of last year trying to get rid of leftover mint that was trying to take over the plot, so we learned that the hard way! These guys are going in a grow bag.
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Re: Mints

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Post: # 93038Unread post Cranraspberry
Sun Mar 26, 2023 5:59 am

@Lemonboy thanks! I have a rosemary that should also probably be planted out around May, so I’ll do them together.
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Re: Mints

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Post: # 120893Unread post SpookyShoe
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:52 pm

Yerba Buena or Mojito mint.
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Re: Mints

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Post: # 121453Unread post Cranraspberry
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:34 am

I’ll have to get a picture, but our Mojito mint is coming back like crazy! It’s 2x the size of the Kentucky Colonel next to it. I’ve been adding fresh sprigs to my morning tea all week and it’s such a delight. Mojito might be my favorite of the two.
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Re: Mints

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Post: # 121465Unread post karstopography
Fri Apr 19, 2024 11:33 am

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I put Kentucky Colonel mint to good use yesterday evening. The plant seems to be happy since I gave it a treatment of spinosad a few weeks ago. Before that, some mystery caterpillars were eating the spearmint faster than it could grow.
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Re: Mints

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Post: # 121482Unread post Stitchingmom
Fri Apr 19, 2024 5:57 pm

Oooh. Anyone know where to get orange mint? Actually, anywhere to get a bunch of the mentioned mints. I have a ton of basil varieties, but mint, not so much.
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Re: Mints

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Post: # 121486Unread post Cranraspberry
Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:33 pm

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Mojito on the right, and Kentucky Colonel on the left. I’ve harvested Mojito several times over the last couple of weeks, and KC is untouched thus far.
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