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Should I be concerned about these purple stems and dead leaves?

Looks pretty healthy to me. A lot of plants in the mint family get purple stems as they mature. It's not unusual to have a mix of dying, seeding, and new growth intermingled in common mint. Even when ...
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Who/what is eating my mint?

Seems like your culprit is smallish. Candidates would be caterpillars Check for their droppings - greenish or blackish "pearls" - or the animals themselves hiding either under the leaves or along the ...
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How many mint seeds should you plant?

Well, seems you'll have a lot of thinning and pricking out to do if they all germinate. If you imagine each seed as a single mint plant, which needs 18-24 inches of space around it as it grows on, if ...
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Can I still use the mint leaves after the plant has flowered?

Mint leaves are just fine to use any time, including after the plant has flowered. The flavor may not be quite as strong as it was before it flowered, so you may need to add more leaves to your jelly ...
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My mint is dying out?

Yes, transition shock to a degree, it should have been hardened off before being left out all the time, not only to acclimatize to colder, variable temperatures after being indoors for some time, but ...
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How can I save spinach seedlings I planted in a pot with mint?

The spinach seedlings are far more fragile; I'd recommend moving the mint. You can do it anytime, but the sooner the better. As you have just planted the mint, it should come out fairly easily. Be as ...
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Can I still use the mint leaves after the plant has flowered?

Mint leaves can be used at any time when green, but they have a stronger flavor before flowering. This is true of many related plants. I usually let my mint flower, to attract bees and butterflies, ...
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Mint is becoming more withered

I remember your first question about this plant, and have just checked the image you provided then, where it looks much healthier than it does now. I note also you posted a comment under that question ...
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Can indoor mint grow all-year round?

Mint does this when constrained within a pot - its natural growth habit is to throw out long runners up to 18 inches under the ground and pop up a good distance away from the original clump, which is ...
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How to tell if mint plant is dead

Pull or cut off all the dead material, soak the pot so it's wet through, let it drain down, wait a week or two, see if it grows. If it does, you would probably need to turn it out of its pot, cut it ...
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How long does it take for mint sprouts to grow true leaves?

To answer your title question, true leaves usually appear in 2-3 weeks. Those seedlings look like they need more direct sunlight. From your photo the seedlings, especially those in the red ...
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How long does it take for mint sprouts to grow true leaves?

I have never grown mint from seed. I always get a little start instead. But I was pleasantly surprised you planted them in small pots! That is usually the biggest mistake. What I am seeing is too ...
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How can I increase the size of my mint leaves

This is the same effect we see when a clump of mint is planted in open soil - it starts to form a circle growing outwards, and as the roots get thicker in the middle of the circle the leaves get ...
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Identifying types of mints in my garden

Mint or Mentha are from the family Lamiaceae, which are really hard to distinguish, There are all kinds of hybrids and weather and soil can affect the shape to an extent to be mistaken. And if you ...
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What should I do to keep my peppermint plant alive?

Few things to mention: first, mint prefers to be outdoors, but can be grown inside, second, the link you provided to show which mint you chose only leads to what looks like an internet service for a ...
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How can I control mint rust?

I bought some Neem Oil to control spider mites, a task for which it has been largely ineffective. However, on trying it on the mint, the mint rust went away almost immediately ... within 4 days the ...
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What should I do about ants and aphids in my mint?

Some ant here and there might eat a dead aphid or two, but they seem to actually have a symbiotic relationship, more or less, with the ants using the aphids for sugar, which they actually make, ...
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How do I take care of my mint plant?

Stormy has a nice answer, but I should add a WARNING: mint can be invasive on your garden, so don't plant in the middle of your garden and keep in mind: How do I eradicate Mint .
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Mint Plant growing quite tall, it's often falling

Plants often grow tall, spindly and "leggy" because of not enough light. The poor things are trying to climb up closer to the sun. In order to grow into the form we usually see, a mint may just need ...
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How can I control mint in the garden?

I agree, a flower pot won't work. I have seen it contained successfully in a garden, in the ground, and how the owner did it was to use a galvanized metal dustbin or trashcan, originally intended to ...
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Can you identify what this green plant is that looks like mint?

I can't comment on the 'sweet smelling' aspect, but this looks remarkably like stinging nettle (Urticaria dioica) https://northedinburghgrows.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/nettles-a-very-useful-plant/. It'...
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Mint plant deficiency

All the above are possible and difficult to diagnose. However, you need to consider the plant: Mint is a Mediterranean plant and needs very little organic matter, poor soil and very little water. It ...
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Mint plant with white spots and black dots. Possible insect culprit

You've posted a very good image from which it's easy to see this is a Ligurian Leafhopper. The black dots are likely frass (the insect's poo) and they feed by sucking the sap from the leaves and stems ...
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Mint plant or Pennyroyal plant?

The mints are somewhat variable, and the many species and hybrids tend to cross a lot, but pennyroyal has a couple of characteristics that might be helpful: the leaf is generally small, much smaller ...
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How many mint seeds should you plant?

I think you'll be fine as long as you transplant the resulting plants into clumps of say, three to five seedlings per pot. By tranplanting seedlings as clumps instead of individuals you will keep root ...
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How can I get rid of mint?

I have experienced the same problem where the mint started taking over the raised bed and also started expanding beyond that. I did not want that problem to re-occur so I basically removed all the ...
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Identifying the type of mint

That looks like corn mint aka wild mint aka Pudina(in urdu/hindi). it is either spearmint or Pudina(Wild mint). seeing how the plant is growing,spreading on ground, i think it is pudina. I am from ...
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Is this plant that smells like mint actually a mint?

If you really want to try to figure out if it is edible or not, you could try this method: How to Test if a Plant Is Edible (Although in some people even edible mints can cause contact dermatitis (via ...
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Does my mint plant have web blight?

The red growth at the base of the plant is sphagnum moss, which has probably been included in the potting mix if its been made with sphagnum moss peat - you might be able to pull it off without ...
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