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Hatty

  • Joined Feb 2011
Re: preserving mint
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2011, 01:30:40 pm »
if you have apples, mint and apple chutney is really nice  :wave:
How long did you say it would take me to dig this 5 acres with my spade?

Sandy

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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2011, 08:53:21 pm »
I just love mint and cannot grow enough to sore, I did put some in the freezer but now not sure how much I will get as they have not sprouted yet, I have different sorts as well and must get some more to add but not in garden centers just yet!!

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2011, 09:07:06 pm »
Saw some in B*Q today ;)
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Dizzycow

  • Joined Dec 2010
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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2011, 09:25:00 pm »
Don't buy mint, it's a manic sprouter, surely you can scrounge some? We're in central Scotland, the mint has already taken off like a demon. I make jars and jars of apple and mint jelly in the summer, people are giving apples away by the sack load. Just have to buy the suger, it's fabulous with lamb.

robert waddell

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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2011, 09:33:49 pm »
and pork :wave:

Sandy

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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2011, 09:34:49 pm »
I am in central scotland so I will take a look at B&Q, I have always grown mint and never had too much!

Dizzycow

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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2011, 07:56:08 am »
Meant to write pork....DUH!

Sandy

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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2011, 08:48:59 am »
IF, I ever can escape I may look to see who I can scrounge some off!!

Dizzycow

  • Joined Dec 2010
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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2011, 09:32:04 am »
I can give you loads of mint dug up if you like. I'm near Dunfermline.

doganjo

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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2011, 09:42:17 am »
I am in central scotland so I will take a look at B&Q, I have always grown mint and never had too much!
You can have some from me.  Don't buy any.
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Sandy

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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2011, 10:46:20 am »
Well, durring the week looks like I will be digging up every smallholders garden in the area!!!! THanks

Sandy

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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2011, 04:14:13 pm »
Well, thanks Doganjo, you did the digging for me, a nice pot of mint!!!! thanks for the trip to the bit shops  ;)

doganjo

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Re: preserving mint
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2011, 11:22:22 pm »
Well, thanks Doganjo, you did the digging for me, a nice pot of mint!!!! thanks for the trip to the bit shops  ;)
enjoyed our wee trip too, and love my new jacket and handbag!  Not bad for 13!! ;)
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

welshlass181

  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: preserving mint
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2011, 09:42:16 am »
My mint patch is running wild !!! At the top of my garden i have a normal mint patch that has taken over at least 1.5sq meters.  Thought the chickens would peck it and dig it up but no chance lol i've also got a small bit beside my house with Pineapple mint, chocolate mint and spearmint.  Don't use these to cook with they're there for when ppl brush past them and they give a stunning smell :)

Kelticfox

  • Joined May 2011
Re: preserving mint
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2011, 03:02:21 pm »
Make sure you plant your mint in pots (or even bury the pots in the ground).

Mint is an invasive plant will happily take over any chance it gets. Give mint a bit of organic fertiliser and watch it go mad...

 

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