The snow has gone from the other half of my garden! My peppermint survived and

@writersedge (22579)
United States
April 15, 2008 10:04am CST
is back! Now I just have a little side garden near the barn to thaw out (have snow melt) yet. Is your garden all thawed out or is it still in the process of thawing out? Have you seen any more things come up? I love seeing new shoots and sprouts in the spring. It seems like every day there is a new discovery. Take care.
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@ElicBxn (60979)
• United States
15 Apr 08
The bluebonnets are already dying back and if we don't get more rain more of the wild flowers will go early. Oh well, its Texas, and spring will come again with another round of wild flowers.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I didn't know you were a Texan. I would think lack of rain would happen often down there. But when it does rain, I bet the flowers that come up are beautiful. I hope it does rain, but if it doesn't, like you said, it's there will be another round eventually. Thanks and take care.
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@ElicBxn (60979)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I had been promising to take my client for a wildflower drive and she kept backing off. Well, we did it on Tuesday. The bluebonnets are fading, but there were lots of Evening Primroses (pink) and Indian Paintbrush (bright orange) and Indian blankets (darker orange with yellow) some black eyed susans (yellow with black) and some other stuff that were a brigher yellow, some white and some purple flowers she calls cowpis, but I don't know its real name. They have flowerets like lantana, but are a purple and don't grown on shrubs but a low lying ground cover like plant. We saw a few hillsides of the pinks, but not really any big streaches otherwise, but we mostly just drove around the edge of town - gas is too high to do much more and I still had to leave when my time was up.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Sounds wonderful! Bet you both really, really appreciated it.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
15 Apr 08
We have been snow free for weeks now. I am glad that your mint survived, I thought it would, it is pretty hardy..
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
17 Apr 08
People keep telling me how hardy it is, but I had to buy plants three years in a row to get it to go. The first year we had sub-zero weather for 6 weeks. The second year we had one month of 40 to 60 mph winds (not constant, but for a few hours every day. So I now have it in a protected area. Hopefully that protection will help. Snow free for weeks must be really, really nice. I still have a mini-garden in the shade that is covered with snow. Take care
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• United States
17 Apr 08
Another option would be before it gets cold, dig some up and transplant it inside..Or better yet, keep some inside..I tried but my daughters cat loves mint, so I struggle keeping it from her.. But if you don't have a cat or can keep it from the cat, you can have mint year round..
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
12 May 08
I think I will transplant my mint, I called a friend and she has also been having a dickens of a time trying to get here mint to winter over. So dig it up in the fall and if it gets too much competition, maybe did it up soon. Thanks and take care.
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@peavey (16860)
• United States
15 Apr 08
Mine's all thawed out. I planted beets the other day and they're coming up already. We had a snow the day after I planted them, but it was heavy and wet. I'm deep in gardening plans right now.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
17 Apr 08
Aren't root crops amazing that way? Sh-h-h with that snow word. I planted stuff that I don't want anywhere near that word . I liked beets when my Mom made Harvard ones, but haven't really found any recipes for beets that I like. You must have some good ones or maybe you just like them steamed with butter? Thanks Peavey.
@peavey (16860)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I like to make pickled beets, but I like beets just about any way I've ever eaten them. I can hardly wait to pull a few babies.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
18 Apr 08
Wow. We have already mowed the grass 3 weeks. It isn't ready for gardening but almost. But you don't have to worry about peppermint. Peppermint, lemon balm and roaches will survive a nuclear war.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Not up here, this is my third time with trying to grow peppermint. 30 below zero weather and 60 mile an hour winds (who knows what the wind chill factor is) raises heck with return crops. I planted it where there is a lot of deciduous leaves that fall and bury it in the fall. Also milder winter and planted behind a wind break. Lemon balm sounds like something interesting to grow. Take care and thanks for your response.