Re: [gardeners] The March of Time

George Shirley (
Fri, 18 Apr 2003 15:04:56 -0500

Down here you have to baby it until well established. We even have
insect critters, unidentified, that feed on the stuff.

Years ago Miz Anne and I had a whole bed of various mints. Got so unruly
I had to mow the edges once a week to keep it in check. It eventually
died out for some reason. Good thing I guess or that pasture would have
been covered by mint in the intervening 35 years. Oh yeah, the goats
loved the stuff but I never detected it in their milk.


"L. Neuru" wrote:
> nothing kills mint.  2 years later, after you thought it was dead, up it
> pops.  Lucinda
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Margaret
> Lauterbach
> Sent: April 18, 2003 10:34 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [gardeners] The March of Time
> Matt, I wonder if it will kill mint.  Did the corn gluten meal stop ajuga
> and vinca in their tracks or actually kill them after being spread on
> top?  Thanks, Margaret L
> >  (Corn Meal will kill ajuga, vinca and I guess most other spreading
> >type ground covers. We know about the ajuga and vinca first hand...)
> >
> >  At least for me, the fact that they have a lot of smaller beds makes
> >things go faster. I can tick them off the checklist fairly quickly and
> >feel like I'm accomplishing something earlier in the day. <VBG>
> >
> >Stay cool,
> >Matt in Norfolk, Virginia - USDA zone 8