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Questions tagged [mint]

Flowering herb; also the entire *Lamiaceae* family.

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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 ...
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How can I control mint in the garden?

I'm going to be transplanting some mint (peppermint or spearmint I think) from an area where it has gotten too aggressive. It'll be going into a much smaller area in a section of the garden where I ...
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Round 2 For Mint Cuttings. Any Tips?

So last time I was here I had bought some mint from Home Depot which started dying on me after a week of having it. I tried moving it outside like everyone suggested but I probably should have ...
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Taking care of mint with bent stems

A few of my mint plant's stems are bent, some by almost 90 degrees (this isn't from disease, it came about as a result of rough treatment). I tried bending the stems back, but they go back to being ...
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Can mint survive indefinitely in water?

I put some mint cuttings in a plastic cup, along with tap water and a few pebbles. It's been a few months now, and the mint is still alive and kicking. Rather than getting some soil and a pot for the ...
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Automatic Watering System for VERY small pots and seedlings?

As the title suggests, I'm currently germinating a bunch of lemon balm seeds in an egg carton. I heard they grew better uncovered so I didn't cover them, however, they seem to dry out rather quickly, ...
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How long does it take for mint sprouts to grow true leaves?

I have planted some mint seeds in a couple of pots and fortunately they germinated within a reasonable length of time (4 or 5 days, if I remember correctly). But the sprouts are somehow slow to grow: ...
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Identify mint types and solve existing problems

I have several mint types growing on my window sill indoors. I have noticed that some problems with them: Leggy stems. I have found on internet that this caused by insufficient light. Curly leaves - ...
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How long can the runners on mint plants be?

I have a chocolate mint, currently in a container. I have a small patch of soil surrounded on four sides and am thinking about moving the mint to there, but I do not want it to escape into the lawn. ...
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Should I Take It Back Or Keep Trying To Bring It Back (Resolved)

So i bought two mint plants from Home Depot last month and one of them looks like it's completely just going to kneel over and die (That one's currently at my grandmother's) but i found out that that ...
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Tiny white spots appearing on mint leaf

I have been keeping this mint plot for several weeks and it has been growing just fine. Yet just today I noticed there's some white spots on some leaves surface, tried to clean with Q-tip but they ...
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What variety is my mint plant/why does my tea taste grassy?

I bought my mint plant from M&S in the UK in a pot, i've had it about a week and plan to re pot it into a larger pot in about a week where it will be permanently outside on a roof terrace (though ...
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Mint Plant growing quite tall, it's often falling

My Mint plant is growing very tall and it's healthy I guess by the looks of it, but I notice that the whatever-you-call-it that supports the leaves are too thin and my plant is always falling over, ...
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Help identifying pest

I have Basil and mint plants with leaves filled with white dots (see images), and now I've even noticed the same thing on a red currant bush. But I have no idea what's causing it. I can not see any ...
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Trying to identify type of mint

Given to me by a neighbor here in mexico city, smells more menthol than regular mint. Leaves are covered by a soft fur And stem is hairy and round, not square. For some reason, pic will not upload.
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Is it safe to change the soil completely for mint? And is it bad for the plants that the roots are sticking out?

Change of Soil + Roots: I recently took a gardener's mint plant back home alongside some of its soil in a quite small flower pot. I didn't know that mints grow and spreads VERY fast and it's starting ...
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Why is my mint plant drying out?

My mint plant (bought about 2 months back) is drying and the leaves are going brown. The stems have fallen to the sides as well. I dried it out a few times and changed its position but I'm not sure ...
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How to tell if mint plant is dead

My plant looks like this. Is it alive or dead ? I have not tried to do anything yet as I'm not sure I will be doing the right thing.
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My mint plant leaves are slightly yellowish and seems to be dropping. Does anyone know why is this so?

I bought my mint plant somewhere in January, but now I noticed the mint plant's stem are very long, and the leaves are slightly yellowish. The leaves are very fragile, and soft, not strong like they ...
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How do I take care of my mint plant?

I am a beginner in gardening, so I appreciate some tips on how to grow mint plants. Thank you!
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Why is my mint plant stem turning black? [closed]

I just got a mint plant but half of the stem are black, and some of the leaves are black and shrivelled. Any idea on how to fix this problem, and how to take care of the mint plant? Thanks!
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I am trying to identify the mint variety that I have [closed]

I have a mint from my grandmother's garden that has wide leaves with a whitish fuzz on them. I only know it as Lebanese mint because she brought it over from the old country. Can you tell me what ...
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Why are my mint plants getting brown weak stem feels they are dying

I planted my mint plant from a stem and within 15 days new leaves were seen for which I was happy but in next 7 days the stems started turning brown and seems falling toward earth. What's the reason ...
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What should I do about ants in my mint?

I have a pot of mint on my balcony. The pot seems to contain an Aphid colony (probably a separate question on how to get rid of them). But today, I noticed many ants in the pot as well. The ...
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How can I enhance the flavour of peppermint plants?

I love using pieces of my peppermint plants in juices and creams and so forth, to give that cooling sensation and typical mint flavour. I started growing my own peppermints in a medium pot with mulch (...
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Why are the leaves on my mint plant drying up and brown bumps are forming on the stems?

My mint plant leaves are turning brown and drying up and the stems are getting brown scaly bumps all over them. A friend gave me a mint plant about 4 months ago. She was growing it outside. We live ...
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Black spots on the stem of my mint plant

Its been a while that i brought this mint plant and it appears to have gotten black spots on its stem what to do?.Note the plant is in an ac room and i dont give it direct sunlight but it gets the ...
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Does anyone know what the white spots (see picture below) in mint leaves are?

The mint plants grown in pots has some white mold type deposits on the leaf. See picture below. Does anyone know what it is?
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Mint is becoming more withered

Recently my mint has been looking less and less healthy. Here's what it looks like right now: I made two changes since when it looked relatively healthy and when it started looking like this, which ...
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Should I be concerned about these purple stems and dead leaves?

I have a small mint plant that a friend grew from a cutting and gave me. He had it in a tiny pot, so I transferred it to another pot in pretty short order, and it's certainly been growing. I have not ...
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Does my mint plant have web blight?

In the pot I see small lumps that look like rocks, but they crush like dirt. Additionally, there's fuzz on the main stem that looks like a spider's web. Finally (what a brown thumb I've got) there's ...