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kcsealey

I'm completely new to gardening; I've recently had an existential crisis that has manifested in trying to bring nature into our tiny apartment home.

Mentha x piperita 'Variegata'

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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kcsealey

A #peppermint cutting freshly potted :) an excellent way to procrastinate cleaning the house :3

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kcsealey

My #peppermint has flourished! There was a mildew-like infestation, but regular application of neem oil seems to have taken care of it. Any thoughts on whether it's safe to harvest?

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brightcolours

@Naomi126 your thoughts? #neemoil

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kcsealey

For anybody curious, I have used these leaves to make a delicious tea and a lovely aromatic mix with no repercussions.

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alovealoe

I know neem oil kills bees so don't apply it when the mint is flowering or there are other flowers nearby . I have no idea about consumption.

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kcsealey

Alovealoe that is really good to know, because I don't think that came up at all when I was researching neem oil :/

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kcsealey

My #peppermint this morning :)

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kcsealey

I pruned/harvested my #peppermint and now she has all sorts of new growth! I can't wait to see what she looks like in a couple of weeks :) #herbs #growbabygrow

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kcsealey

My little peppermint plant.

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teamgardentags

Hello KC 👋 Thanks for posting what we hope will be the first of many photos. 👏 You can find other like-minded gardeners to follow by tapping on Discover and then "Popular" or "Recommended". If you need to reply to a user or just want to say 'hello', simply @username an individual i.e. @teamgardentags and that person will get an alert in their profile. Enjoy using GT! 😃

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blocherr

@kcsealey welcome to Garden Tags 😊🌵🌻

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kcsealey

@blocherr thanks! It's really helping me navigate my way around my little patio garden :) Everyone is so helpful

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blocherr

@kcsealey I like your bio! My apartment is crammed with plants too!🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵

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aes239

Agree with @blocherr, that's a great bio 😁 I also started acquiring plants after a crisis several years ago... it was so rewarding & meditative that now I never want to stop 😉

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kcsealey

@blocherr @aes239 Thanks guys :) the idea of caring for something that might outlive me and/or sustain life after me helps soothe the wounds of knowing how utterly meaningless my time actually is :3 glad to know I'm not the only one

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blocherr

@aes239 @kcsealey same! I love being a "crazy plant lady"🌵🌵🌵

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aes239

@blocherr @kcsealey Speaking of being a "crazy plant lady" LOL, we've also got 4 cats 😽😁 (So I might be more than one type of crazy...) But living in a home filled with plants & kitties, I can nearly ALWAYS find SOMETHING to lift my spirits! (Oh yeah & the bf helps too, occasionally 😉 haha)

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kcsealey

@aes239 Ooooh you're so fortunate to have so many kitties :D we already have a big dog who does NOT get along with smaller animals, so cats are a no go for now. But I am totally a cat person and I'm so envious of you and your litter :) do you grow catnip anywhere?

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aes239

@kcsealey And now that you got some plants in your life, your time can't be totally meaningless! 😊 Your plants all depend on you & each one hopes for some of your time to be spent nurturing them & keeping them alive 😁

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aes239

We had some catnip growing outside last summer, but I haven't seen any this year... but year-round we grow cat grass (which is just wheat grass I'm pretty sure, but cats like to eat it, lol) in a container inside 😻 One of the kitties is obsessed with it, while the others are still trying to decide whether they enjoy it or not! 😀

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