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Re: Growing mint

Post  aspiegardner on 5/11/2010, 12:28 pm

I think I need to go find some of these unique varieites of mint. Never heard of apple or chocolate before today.

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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/11/2010, 1:27 pm

Aspiegardener I have an apple mint in water rooting for you Smile so dont buy apple mint. :-D
I water daily and think about you and your daughter and what I am saving for her.
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Post  chocolatepop on 5/11/2010, 3:22 pm

I've never heard of apple mint before either! I have chocolate, if Havv could explain how to root, I wouldnt mind sharing.

The place where I got the chocolate had seriously a MILLION different mints last year, actually a MILLION different herbs, it was overwhelming!

http://www.heavenlyscentherbfarm.com/

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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/11/2010, 5:14 pm

When I want to try rooting something I take a cutting about 3 inches
long, diagonal cut, then I take all the leaves off leaving 4 on top,
this helps it from falling into the bottle and it gives all the effort
to growing roots not watering the other leaves. I leave in the bottle
and continue filling it as it evaporates. I wait till it has what I
think is enough roots, plant it in its own pot and then use a root
stimulator to water it. I will post a pic of the apple mint under this
and others Im rooting. Lemon basil and some lemon verbena and french
terragon are all done this way. I havent done terragon so lets see how
it turns out.


The picture below this is another plant Im rooting, this is lemon basil.




Hope this helps, I just tried doing this last year and worked do so well, I plan on using cuttings or potting my herbs in the winter unless I get the green house fixture over these boxes I did have 2 herbs that made it in the winter, oregano and pineapple sage. I love the pineapple sage. I will be moving it to the new garden this week. Its big I cant believe it, Im not going to put it in a sfg though I will let it run rampant Smile

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Post  Megan on 5/11/2010, 6:00 pm

Wow, that brings back memories. I love scented mints, sage, and geraniums! Used to grow a few back in California when I lived there. Pineapple sage is such a pretty plant, too, love the red flowers.

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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/11/2010, 6:18 pm

It's aromatherapy Smile I love it, yes the pineapple sages flower is so pretty, Im amazed it made it through the winter. It snowed here this year on it. All the different scents are what draw me to the herbs Smile I brought home another basil today, it has four in a pot, Im going to split it and share it. I dont know what number it makes me with the basils Smile I think six, seven if I count the Genovese seeds I bought today too Smile I have to stop going to lowes or nurseries :-D
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Post  Megan on 5/11/2010, 6:22 pm

I am starting Genoveses from seed, do you happen to know if they are a bushy type? Can I get more than one to a square?

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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/11/2010, 6:38 pm

OK I went and looked at the book for how to place basil, then I there is a thread on spacing, I also read the packet. The packet says to space 6 inches a part and says to thin to 12 inches a part. Im going to plant 4 per square. The seed spacing thread says if it says to plant six inches put 4 to a square. If you keep it cut back and not get leggy it can stay bushy. I found this link on basil, it gives you hints on how to cut it and somethings to make as well as trivia Smile http://www.superbherbs.net/GenoveseBasil.htm

Not completely sure how many to plant, but this is what Im going to do.
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Post  miinva on 5/11/2010, 8:05 pm

I planted pineapple sage last year and it went crazy! Unfortunately, it didn't survive the winter Sad The oregano did, though!

I put my mints in pots, but I didn't think of putting the pots in the garden! What a great idea! I'm so excited about trying that Smile Time to get more catnip to put around my squash! Smile

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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/11/2010, 8:13 pm

The reason I put them in the garden like that is so I save time watering Smile its all in a central area Smile I want to do less.
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Post  aspiegardner on 5/11/2010, 8:53 pm

My mum roots hers in something called root tone but she mostly does flowers.


So thankful for the apple mint, we will treasure it.

chocolatepop my daughter would love an herb farm like that.

I am redoing her garden area and she is going to have a huge area for her herbs, not in sfg but they will be in good soil/compost in an area bordered by landscape timbers. This way they can grow to their hearts content LOL.

So far this child has convinced me to build 9 new sfg's, we are getting the wood next week and will spend the weekend building. I love how enthusiatic she is about the garden.

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Re: Growing mint

Post  Odd Duck on 5/12/2010, 5:17 pm

Just a note for everyone. Be a little careful about the mint in pots. I've seen mint grow right out the bottom of the pot and invade the soil around it. If you move the pot frequently and trim any protruding roots (I would check at least weekly if not twice weekly), you should be OK. And the Mix is so light, the roots should pull right out easily if any do get started.

I suspect that 6 inches deep is NOT a deep enough barrier for mint. I've planted it inside a 12" tall pot buried in the ground, being very diligent about keeping the runners from getting over the edge of the pot, and still had roots to dig out the next year (this was back in Nebraska).

Sharon

And if anyone wants mint varieties in the DFW area, North Haven Gardens in Dallas, has the most different varieties I've seen of mints or any other herb for that matter.

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