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#60080 Jun 7th, 2007 at 07:31 AM
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My peppermint is finally getting some big leaves on it like you see in the grocery store sometimes. How do I encourage the big leaves?


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tkhooper #60089 Jun 7th, 2007 at 07:56 AM
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You could say to the leaves, "What big, beautiful leaves you are. Keep up the good work." That would be encouraging. lol lol

Sorry, I don't know!


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LandOfOz #60291 Jun 7th, 2007 at 10:30 AM
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lol @ LandOfOz

That's cute. But they already think I'm a fruit case around here.


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#60342 Jun 7th, 2007 at 10:47 AM
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Thanks Penny


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tkhooper #68590 Jun 17th, 2007 at 08:16 PM
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Peppermint puts forth bigger leaves as the plant matures.
This is also true of potted peppermint IF the container is large enough.
I have leaves right now as big as large basil leaves.

DeborahL #68704 Jun 18th, 2007 at 04:29 AM
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Thankyou DeborahL,

I put it outside in the garden so it should have room to mature over the summer. I have a window planter one of those 4 foot long boxes. Do you think that would give my three mints enough room this winter?


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Yes, but they won't be as big. Size of the plant isn't important really, as long as mint has sun and water it's happy.
Also, the smaller a plant is kept trimmed, the smaller the root ball will be (in most cases), so keeping a container plant small is key.

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I would never think anyone who talks to their plants is a fruit case, I do it all the time, but my DH and DD's think I am. Maybe I need to talk to them more you think? lol

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Unigirl #98123 Jul 27th, 2007 at 02:14 PM
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The only time I talk to my plants is when I've just bought and planted them.
Then I say, "OK, you have a choice between me and the nearest landfill-you choose".
And they all thrive !


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