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#1 Gyro Gearloose

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Posted April 18 2014 - 03:54 AM

Hello,

I'm a coffee drinker, but on hikes I like to pick some peppermint and chew on it or brew a tea. So as my second experiment in gardening this year I bought some peppermint seeds. Peppermint needs light to germinate (I think). So I just strew them on a bed of potting soil.

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#2 jimandjan

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Posted April 29 2014 - 05:26 AM

I set out the started plants, and had good luck. We liked it in tea. Just one thing bad, it spreads like crazy, so be sure you contain it. We put it in raised bed.

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Posted April 30 2014 - 01:06 AM

I sometimes smoke peppermint mixed with mullein. It's a good mix.

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Posted April 30 2014 - 04:04 AM

Hello,

I set out the started plants, and had good luck. We liked it in tea. Just one thing bad, it spreads like crazy, so be sure you contain it. We put it in raised bed.

this morning I saw the first leaves ;).

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#5 Gyro Gearloose

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Posted April 30 2014 - 04:05 AM

Hello,

I sometimes smoke peppermint mixed with mullein. It's a good mix.

peppermint? Mullein? You are from Bavaria, aren't you :mickey:?

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#6 sheela na gig

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Posted April 30 2014 - 04:13 AM

Hello,


peppermint? Mullein? You are from Bavaria, aren't you :mickey:?

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Nope, New England.

#7 Gyro Gearloose

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Posted April 30 2014 - 07:48 AM

Hello,

Nope, New England.

ha, that's near Bavaria. More or less.

Oops, I just recognised this isn't RT ;).

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Posted April 30 2014 - 07:52 AM

Hello,


ha, that's near Bavaria. More or less.

Oops, I just recognised this isn't RT ;).

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Not quite, lol

Enjoy your peppermint, it's great stuff.

#9 Gyro Gearloose

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Posted April 30 2014 - 08:03 AM

Hello,

Not quite, lol

Enjoy your peppermint, it's great stuff.

hopefully they will survive until it's harvesting time ;).

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Posted May 02 2014 - 08:06 AM

Peppermint is my absolute favourite! I have it before job interviews, sleeping, chilling etc it's so good for making you feel soothed.


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Posted May 03 2014 - 05:12 AM

You know what else is good to brew in tea? Lemon balm. It's as easy to grow as peppermint, but it's also spreads like crazy as well!

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Posted May 09 2014 - 09:06 AM

Hello,

You know what else is good to brew in tea? Lemon balm. It's as easy to grow as peppermint, but it's also spreads like crazy as well!

if it spreads like crazy I should give it a try. Most green stuff I have dies like crazy ;).

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Posted June 18 2014 - 03:18 PM

I grown both lemonbalm AND "chocolate" peppermint! Just harvested my first jar full of lemonbalm to decoct into a tincture, and am ready to harvest my mint within the next few days!

Both of these plants grow like weeds... prolifically, and invasively. I highly recommend containers for both unless you don't mind it taking over your entire yard!

#14 Gyro Gearloose

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Posted June 18 2014 - 09:30 PM

Hello,

that's what I have so far:

http://www.hipforums...ictureid=110513

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Posted June 19 2014 - 05:52 AM

Woohoo! Looking just a bit "leggy" at the top already. You could trim it down about halfway & it'd spring back VERY fast!

Way to go! I LOVE my mint! We had our first mint "milk"shakes for dinner last night too.

#16 Gyro Gearloose

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Posted June 19 2014 - 06:04 AM

Hello,

Woohoo! Looking just a bit "leggy" at the top already. You could trim it down about halfway & it'd spring back VERY fast!

Way to go! I LOVE my mint! We had our first mint "milk"shakes for dinner last night too.

I ripped off a few leaves to chew on ;), that adds to the leggy look I guess. Anyways, I'll follow your advice and give it a 'hair cut'.

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Posted December 16 2015 - 09:21 AM

The seeds of peppermint difficultly germinate. I suggest you to buy a vase with some mint already planted. 

Peppermint grows fast and easily, as long as you water it very frequently



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Posted December 16 2015 - 09:47 AM

Hello,
 

The seeds of peppermint difficultly germinate. I suggest you to buy a vase with some mint already planted.

hm, I don't know, maybe I've just been lucky. I dispersed a pinch of seeds on the soil. That resulted in a quite dense 'carpet' of plants. I removed the picture some time ago. If there's interest I can re-upload it.

 

Peppermint grows fast and easily, as long as you water it very frequently

Yepp, that's true. As homeschoolmama said, my plants had been grown quite large before I cut them the first time. They grew back in no time ;). I let the batch from 2014 die this sommer. Somewhere I still have seeds, maybe I start another batch this week ;).

 

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Edited by Gyro Gearloose, December 16 2015 - 10:48 AM.





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