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Old March 29, 2017   #91
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I've wanted the mojito mint that Territorial sells, but they only sell live plants, and only for a brief time during the spring...or a least they are frequently sold out.
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Shawn, awesome idea!
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Old March 29, 2017   #93
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I just potted a parlsey and a strong mint (sold with that name tag.. spearmint I guess?) today..
They'll grow on my windowsill until it's warm enough to go out, sometime in April/May.
I love how easy it is to take a twig of mint and just re-root it, but indeed, it is very invasive. Containers only..
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I found these pots at Dollar Tree yesterday. I'm wanting to grow herbs in them. They are 6" across at the top and 6" tall.
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Old May 15, 2017   #95
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I've wanted the mojito mint that Territorial sells, but they only sell live plants, and only for a brief time during the spring...or a least they are frequently sold out.
Did you start your herb garden Robert?

I found Mojito in a 4 inch pot in the herb section of a garden center for $3.99. It didn't smell all that different from the ordinary (not spearmint) that I have wildly growing in my front yard. I though about buying the Mojito for the novelty but passed.

I started oregano and parsley from seed back in January when the gardening itch struck. I just bought lemon thyme (very nice) and pineapple sage from Bonnie Plants. Everything is going gangbusters outside now. All are in pots. I hope they are good at overwintering indoors.

They are definitely a little more challenging
than tomatoes.

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Lisa, our mint is doing great, and the rosemary is alive. The dollar tree 12 cell starting packs are about to be replanted with tomato seeds. But the good thing is that if I had to pick two favorite herbs - by far they would be mint and rosemary. I like things with a bold taste.
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My Emily basil was great again this year as a container plant. I seem to have better luck growing it than I do the Genovese basil.
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Old July 18, 2017   #98
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How are your plants doing Robert? You gave me the itch to start more herbs than usual this year. I'll make a new post with my containers soon.

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Lisa, I sure would like to know how your herbs are doing. I planted mine and it rained too much.
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Robert, sorry to hear it didn't work out as expected. I hope you keep trying to get an herb garden started despite the rain. Its a never ending process to keep these plants going, but you will always have at least a few successes with the others being stubborn.

I planted a few terracotta pots of Bonnie Plants in early spring and some seed grown oregano and parsley and they have been doing great under cover on my stoop. In another thread I found out that I have spider mites and they took down 2 pineapple sage plants and I'm monitoring a columnar basil that has yellowing leaves.

I've been monitoring herb posts as last week I bought a bunch of plants on sale at a hardware store that was closing out the garden area for the summer. The prices ranged from ten cents to a dollar! Unfortunately for the business it was a bad year because of the cold then too hot weather and they have never had so much left over. Ive been researching what may overwinter in my climate and what needs potting up for winter indoors in a sunny window, I'll head over to the herbs section and post a list. Hope to see you there!

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