Questions tagged [mint]

Flowering herb; also the entire Lamiaceae family.

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Planting mint rhizomes

I would like to transplant Mint to a large area as ground cover by planting 2-4 inch cuttings of rhizome. Will they grow? Each cutting would have 2-4 fibrous roots. Thanks, BG
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Can you identify this mystery plant? possibly mint?

I got this creeping plant the other day on clearance at a local walmart under the pretense that it was part of the mint family. It smells minty but it has no identification on it. I was hoping that ...
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Mint plant with white spots and black dots. Possible insect culprit

My mint plant has been getting white spots with black small dots all over it. I've cut them all down at some point, they always start to grow/sprout again perfectly without any spots, but soon enough ...
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What type of mint do I have?

I just received this mint plant but I do not know what type of mint it is. To me it smells like a light earthy mint and the stem looks purplish. The biggest leaves are 2.5" in length and the ...
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Help with spearmint plant. Potential stem rot?

I bought a mint plant a few months ago as my first plant and have been haphazardly taking care of it as best as I can. Apparently I had not been watering it enough as I read around in various forums ...
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What is this bug on my Mint plant and is this harmful?

today I found these bugs on my Mint plant. It's kinda just sit there and did nothing, but I haven't seen the bug before on my Mint (or my other plants), but currently only found this on my mint. What ...
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Mint leaves look chewed up and burned

I have a mint plant outdoors in a pot that grew rapidly and then suffered from some insect which just loved eating it. It's in a mostly sunny spot next to a high bed. I sprayed it with a solution of ...
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Why is my mint dying?

My mint is developing brown spots on older leaves and is wilting. What disease is this? Can I save it? https://imgur.com/a/G3oceQM
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Why is my mint plant growing like this?

Hi, I bought a mint plant from Walmart, figuring I can repot it and make it grow bigger. However it just keeps growing taller. I have 6-7” of just stem, with leaves on top. How/where should I trim it ...
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Problem with herbs

My basil and mint plants started to have small spots on their leaves, as in this photo: They got bigger and spreaded to the whole plant. Any idea what could be the problem and how to fix it? I couldn'...
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My spearmint plant has browning leaves that crack, and the stems are turning purple?

The stems still feel strong and healthy, there is no sign of mold, and it doesn't look like I'm over-watering. The soil (miracle grow potting soil) is damp to the touch but not wet enough to stick to ...
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How long does it take for spearmint leaves to regrow?

I just took a bunch of spearmint leaves, so when will they grow back? I did some research and a timeframe wasn’t given.
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Strange leaves marks on zinnia and Mint

This morning I have noticed some strange marks on my Zinnia leaves and the leaves of the mint growing nearby: What could that be? And what could be done with it? They both grow on an east-oriented ...
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I'm trying to identify this herb

I've tried other websites and there's no exact lookalike plant. There're countless plants that look similar but I've never seen leaves that look exactly the same. The stem is fuzzy and square like the ...
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Random plant growing in AeroGarden

Started growing out of my mint container for my AeroGarden! Certainly isn’t mint but curious to know what it is. Has round leaves that grow in a circular pattern near the top and the leaves feel ...
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What mint is there growing in my garden?

Can you help me identify the three mint plants growing in my garden? The left has purple stems and a bit furry leaves that are thicker than the middle. On the right the leaves are distinctly spiky. ...
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Unknown pest on a mint

I have some mint plants that suffer from some kind of tumor disease or parasite. I have not found any helpful information about what this is. I searched for images of mint pathogens, but nothing ...
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Mint leaves are weak and have black spots/yellowish

Recently i started noticing my mint leaves are turning yellow,weak and sometimes have black spots. I tried using the DIY pesticide /fungicide (baking soda,soap,oil,water ) but it's not really helping....
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Potted herbs dying in small outdoor “greenhouse”

First time plant owner here. I'm trying to get some potted herbs growing on an outdoor terrace, zone 6-7. Intermittent full sunlight ~3-4 hours a day, partial shade the rest of the time. Birds have ...
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How will I revive my peppermint plant

Please help. My plants look like this today. Yesterday it's healthy
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my mint have grasshopper eating leaves

I have a problem with my chocomint. I just bought it for a few weeks. But today, seem like there are some bugs are eating my plant, it's a jumper specimen. So I would like to ask you, why my mint got ...
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Help I think I may be killing my mint plant

So I live in Canada further north I've been keeping my mint plant by our window sill I have a pretty big tree out front partially blocking the sun and I'm not sure if my plant is dying from lack of ...
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Why do the leafs of peppermint plant look ill?

In the image below that I just took of my peppermint plant you can see that the leafs have this silver-grayish spots that don't look healthy. What am I doing wrong? Is it too much sun maybe?
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What is a white spot with a black dot on my peppermint?

These spots began to appear on the leaves of my peppermint, what could it be? The other side of the leaves looks like this:
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Mint fertilized with geranium feed - not feeling good

A couple of days ago my roommate fertilized his mint with a geranium feed, but unfortunately, the mint does not seem to have appreciated it - the leaves became brown and mostly fell: see the picture ...
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Mint Identification

Can you tell me what kind of mint this is?
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Indoor mint leaves rapidly turning brown!

My poor mint plant is losing leaves at an alarming pace. I’m not the best gardener, but how do I save this little guy? No idea what’s causing the fast browning! I’ve been trying to water it every ...
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Why doesn't my berries and cream mint taste like strawberries and cream?

I recently put a strawberries and cream mint plant into my garden, and it's doing well, but noticed that it doesn't taste much like strawberries and cream. Why is that?
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Is it safe to eat these lightly spotted mint leaves?

Note: I'm not a gardener. These mint plants were planted by my family a while back in the garden. I don't know why these white/yellowish spots appear on the leaves, but I'll try to give detail of ...
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what is this blue mint/lemonbalm?

The person who gave me this plant, thinks its a variety of Melissa (lemonbalm), can't find anything similar on the internet, it has a very pleasant and strong candy smell, something like a mix of ...
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How to identify emergent Eau de cologne mint flowering stem?

How to identify an emerging flowering stem and prune it before it bolts? I am new to growing, I had seen pictures of already flowered mints. I googled and read and decided perhaps it is a good ...
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Is this a kind of wild mint?

Flower and smell of this invasive plant is like mint but the leaves are different- can anyone suggest the plant name?
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What is this disease is this on my basil and mint?

I have a mint and a basil right next to each other. First the mint and then the basil developed a similar leaf disease. Any advice is appreciated.
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Can These Plants Be Saved?

I believe the more dead one is sage. How should I help it? Also the plant with brown ends on the stems is mint. Should I cut off the brown bits? I don't care about harvesting or eating them I mostly ...
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Is this mint infected/dying/salvageable/reviveable?

Looking for advice as for how to revive this mint, as well as how to detect whether or not other sprouts are invasive. I water this plant once a week, and keep it outside. It also catches rain, so I ...
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How can I fix a Water Mint invasion in my creek?

I have a creek in the front of my home and Water Mint has invaded the creek. The past few summers it has gotten worse and worse. The water mint is clogging up the flow of the creek and gets so thick I ...
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Mint questions: identification resources, survival of cuttings, and safety

I received two unidentified types of mints and for some time have been wondering what they are. I included pictures of them below, but I also would like to learn to identify the different varieties ...
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Bought this mint pot from Jewel osco 3 days ago. Browning on leaves and stem now

I bought this pot 3 days ago. It receives sunlight everyday the whole morning. I water it morning and afternoon depending how dry the soil is. It is still dying slowly. I cut 1/3 of the mint from the ...
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Why does my peppermint have long purple stems with very small leaves?

For the past few months I have been trying to grow a peppermint plant indoors. It grows pretty well except for a few stems that have gone purple and only seem to be able to grow these small leaves and ...
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Why some of the stems are red and more strong than others in this mint plant

This is just a general question. I have mint plant that I have bought from the store. However, some of the mint plants in the same pot looks different. Their stems are red and leaves are very small ...
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Mint plant deficiency

I have a question regarding mint plant. As you can see attached image, in which mint leaves are having very light color. Normally, mint leaves are in dark green. Is there any deficiency?
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What is wrong with my mint plant?

I planted a new mint plant in a pot about a month ago and it had big, healthy green leaves. Now it has some serious issues but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I was watering it every 2-3 days and ...
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What's wrong with my mint?

I bought some sort of a mint in March and it is in a half-shaded spot on my patio. It has been growing really well and still is. However, just today, I noticed that many of its leaves have weird ...
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Can you identify what this green plant is that looks like mint?

I found this growing behind my house, but I'm not sure what it is. It looks a lot like mint; however, it isn't minty smelling but more sweet smelling. Is it dangerous?
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Bugs on mint leaves

We have small, dark brown bugs on the underside of our mint plant (in a window box on our balcony). I noticed today these bugs on the underside of our leaves. Could someone please help identify what ...
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Pinching vs Pruning

Does pinching (using fingernails) or pruning (using a scissors or shear) affect an indoor houseplant differently ? And which method should I use with herb plants like mint and basil ?
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Hydroponic spearmint are turning brown - what can I do?

These were beautiful last week. What do I need to watch for?
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Can I use orchid potting mix for mint?

Of course it is not ideal... It's just my orchid has sadly passed and I've decided to replace it with a hardy herb I can use to make tea (I'm a dorm student so I only have room for one plant on the ...
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Can a cut mint root grow into a plant?

A few days ago, a friend gave me a mint plant submerged in water. It was my first time so I researched carefully, and took cuttings and planted them in pots. A few days later, they shriveled up and ...
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Herb identification (Possible Satureja viminea)

Hi I'm developing a plant database for my garden and I'm having trouble identifying this herb. It has a minty taste and I believe I bought it as a mint variety. Here is a close up of so you can see ...