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Old 07-29-2012, 10:44 PM   #31
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Did you cut a bit off the bottom stems before you put them in water? They kind of seal up when you first buy them and don't take up water. It shouldn't matter if you keep them in the fridge or on the counter.
Yes. I did cut off the stems so I'm not sure why they didn't last very long.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #32
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Yes. I did cut off the stems so I'm not sure why they didn't last very long.
Huh. Not sure either, were they really fresh when you got them?
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Huh. Not sure either, were they really fresh when you got them?
Yes, they seemed pretty fresh. Maybe I'd be better off getting a mint plant.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #34
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Yes, they seemed pretty fresh. Maybe I'd be better off getting a mint plant.
Why not? They're pretty cheap. Or if you have a friend or neighbor who grows mint, see if you can dig up a chunk.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:12 PM   #35
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Why not? They're pretty cheap. Or if you have a friend or neighbor who grows mint, see if you can dig up a chunk.
Seems much cheaper to get a plant. I just bought a basil plant and it seems to be doing okay on my New York City windowsill so far.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:17 PM   #36
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Seems much cheaper to get a plant. I just bought a basil plant and it seems to be doing okay on my New York City windowsill so far.
I would agree! Mint is so hardy, as long as you leave a few leaves on the plant, it will keep coming back. Mint does fine in partial sun too.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:22 PM   #37
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I would agree! Mint is so hardy, as long as you leave a few leaves on the plant, it will keep coming back. Mint does fine in partial sun too.
That's good to hear. I love cooking with fresh herbs, and it's a nuisance to keep buying them at the supermarket. Fresh herbs seem to make such a difference in a recipe.
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I bought a mint plant and it died within a few days, although my basil plant is doing nicely. Storing cut mint on the counter in water seems to be working. Surprises me that mint plants don't do well on my windowsill.
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I bought a mint plant and it died within a few days, although my basil plant is doing nicely. Storing cut mint on the counter in water seems to be working. Surprises me that mint plants don't do well on my windowsill.
That's too bad. I grow my mint in my shade garden. Did it get too much sun? It might have been a poorly rooted plant, I would keep trying. It might have been rootbound, not enough soil, in which case you might want to repot it in a bigger container.
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I bought a mint plant and it died within a few days, although my basil plant is doing nicely. Storing cut mint on the counter in water seems to be working. Surprises me that mint plants don't do well on my windowsill.
Did they start to grow roots?
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