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Does mint die off in winter when it's brought inside.


 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:34 am    Post subject: Does mint die off in winter when it's brought inside. Reply with quote

Does the mint plant die off in winter even if it's indoors? Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it does die down. If its in a really sheltered area you might get a few sprigs. On the other hand pot some up and put it on kitchen windowsill and you will get it through the window. You can do this with most herbs.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Margo wrote:
Yes it does die down. If its in a really sheltered area you might get a few sprigs. On the other hand pot some up and put it on kitchen windowsill and you will get it through the window. You can do this with most herbs.

So it won't die down if kept inside
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wont die down and you'll still get some sprigs. Obviously it won't be so profuse as outside but you'll still get some.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Margo wrote:
It wont die down and you'll still get some sprigs. Obviously it won't be so profuse as outside but you'll still get some.

So would I be better off If I put it outside for the summer and bring in for the winter
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do both
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also freeze it. It won't defrost well enough for use in salads, but certainly well enough for felafel, raita, peas, teas, dressings, stuffings etc. If you use it with lamb, just make mint jelly.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
You can also freeze it. It won't defrost well enough for use in salads, but certainly well enough for felafel, raita, peas, teas, dressings, stuffings etc. If you use it with lamb, just make mint jelly.


I do herbs in ice cube trays, and when frozen store them in a big plastic bag
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