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Discussion in 'Herbs' started by Mary Catherine Williamson, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Apr 29, 2015
    Mary Catherine Williamson

    Mary Catherine Williamson Chillin' In The Garden

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    Has anyone had any luck with growing mints from seeds?

    MC
     
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    Smart Red

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    So far I haven't tried. I've gotten cuttings or purchased plants.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Lordy! It spreads so fast from a single plant I don't know what I'd do if I started a flat! :confused: What kind were you planning on starting Mary C.?
     
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    baymule

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    I started spearmint from seed, had a nice patch, but moved so hastily that I didn't get cuttings. :(

    I have some lemon balm started that I planted from seed.
     
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    Mary Catherine Williamson

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    Catnip, lemon mint, peppermint and spearmint. I'm a huge fan of mint :love
    Where could I buy the plant? I started to grow catnip, lemon mint, peppermint and spearmint. But now I'm not sure if they are growing or if it's just weeds :hu I'm very much of a newbie :rolleyes: can you upload pictures from an ipad?

    MC
     
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    so lucky

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    Mint has little roundish wrinkled leaves, growing out in sort of a rosette, pretty flat to the ground at first. If the little plants you have are in the mint family, pinching a leaf will tell you for sure.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    All the nurseries around here carry mint. I just bought some orange mint which is my favorite. It has such a rich spicy aroma, and these particular plants were different from the orange mint I planted last year. They have large rounded leaves, about quarter size, without the heavy venation of a lot of mints, and the color is green with a purple cast. Very pretty.
     
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    Mary Catherine Williamson

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    Thank you everyone! Oh and I just read something on how Epsom salt helps your garden. Thoughts? :idunno
     
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    Nyboy

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    There was a thread not to long ago on Epsom salt in the garden. I like to add to my bath after long day working in garden.
     
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    digitS'

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    I had a thought on Epsom salts about a year ago ;).

    C55 H70 Mg N4 O6 (link - 2nd post)

    Epsom salts has a lot of the Mg you see there in the formula for chlorophyll.

    Steve
     
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