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Old 06-19-2006, 09:36 PM   #31
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I would definately go with a barrel container for mint. Mint can be so invasive (weed), though it's nice to have on hand. I think you mentioned a drink to make with mint ( I would call that a mint julip, though never have had one myself).
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:49 PM   #32
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...I think you mentioned a drink to make with mint ( I would call that a mint julip, though never have had one myself).
Mint Julips are made with bourbon while mojitos are made with rum. Either will do in a pinch.
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Old 06-19-2006, 11:45 PM   #33
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GB,
haven't had a chance to read the whole thread, but anytime I plant in a barrell with anything that is like mint and i don't want roots coming out the bottom drain holes, I place the barrels on a stepping stone or on cement. I forgot to do this once what a mess...My dad blew a gaskit

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Old 06-20-2006, 11:35 AM   #34
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I have spearmint growing rampant around my sump pump drain, intertwined with a big thicket of blackberries, where the Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and their extended family live.

When the dogs chase the rabbits, the smell is wonderful.

(Don't worry about the rabbits. I have Australian shepherds who have such bad noses they can't smell their own butts. The dogs get very excited about the Bunny family, but once the rabbits are out of sight, as far as the dogs are concerned, they are gone--totally disappeared. Same with squirrels--up a tree, and they have vanished. )
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:18 PM   #35
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Dear GB,

It's been my experience that as long as your whiskey barrel (and that's where I planted my mints--have you tried chocolate mint?---YUMMMM!!) gets some sunlight (filtered will just be fine) they'll do just great. Of course if you had them in morning sun and afternoon shade they'd go ballistic on you but it you have a barrel full planted then you will have more than enough for your needs. I can't believe the $1.99 price for a small bunch at our local HEB. Ridiculous!! Happy minting!!
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:27 PM   #36
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What kind of whiskey do you buy that comes in a barrel?
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:20 PM   #37
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I have been an American Italian Chef for many years,and have been growing many of my own Herbs and some spices,veges. too, I mainly use tubs,pots. Using tubs and pots allow me to at certain times of year (Florida) to move them to spots of choice depending on weather condictions.I found that most of the Herbs,Tie peppers,Basil (5 types) all do well with lots of light or early morning sun. Chef Victor Robbin res7a8ke@yahoo.com
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