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Offline qa33010

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Spearmint blooms
« on: June 14, 2008, 10:59:27 AM »
   Last summer I planted spearmint out of a six inch pot.  They exploded and this year take up a whole 4x8 bed.  The blooms are just starting to explode.  The question is if I cut the blooms as they start to fade will they rebloom or do I need to wait for the volunteers to grow and bloom?
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Re: Spearmint blooms
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008, 11:54:16 AM »
Most mints you can whack back, they then branch out more = more shoots for more flowers.  They will bloom again as long as it isn't freezing.  You can even mow them (highest setting) at least 1x in the year, will produce a thicker mat that nothing can get through!  I have chox mint by & in my pond..mmnnn I love mowing that down, smells so good!!  They actually look nicer cause they aren't so "rangy" looking!  Jody
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