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YellowRose Posted - Jan 02 2018 : 06:39:37 AM
For new FarmGirls: Some of us plant the National Herb Society HOTY to celebrate our Jubilee in May and some plant roses. Like everything else connected with our Jubilee we choose our own path of celebrating. I choose to plant HOTY. BTW - May is MaryJane's birthday month.

I post early for us who order our seeds and plants at this time of the year.

This years HOTY is hops. Must say I am not at all interested in hops - never thought about it must less to plant it. So I am substituting apple mint instead. Apple mint will tie in with our Apple Festival in Sept.

If you wish to plant a Jubilee herb this year and do not want hops then you can follow my lead and do apple mint or choose a herb to your liking and deem it your Jubilee herb. 2018 is wild open when it comes to what herb we plant.

I will order my apple mint from Mountain Valley Growers when I place my order for other herbs sometime this week. The plants will be delivered at my planting time.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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loribeck Posted - Nov 21 2018 : 6:07:42 PM
I have got to try the apple mint. The only herb I have right now is rosemary. I have a lot of catching up to do. I can't wait for spring to come so I can get going on a garden. If the apple mint is a butterfly attractor I am going to plant some in my garden.

Lori Beck
loribeck Posted - Nov 21 2018 : 6:06:42 PM
I have got to try the apple mint. The only herb I have right now is rosemary. I have a lot of catching up to do. I can't wait for spring to come so I can get going on a garden. If the apple mint is a butterfly attractor I am going to plant some in my garden.

Lori Beck
katmom Posted - May 07 2018 : 9:58:42 PM
I potted a lonely "applemint' plant at our market today, and 2 mini roses plants,, all 3 were in the clearance isle,,,sadly waiting to be taken home and nurtured,,, so now they are with me,,, sitting on my kitchen counter,, pruned & cleaned up, watered and waiting for tomorrow to enjoy some much needed sunshine.

>^..^<
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katmom Posted - May 05 2018 : 7:02:57 PM
Well I got my seedlings in the ground today,, and I have started some more seeds.... flowers...
I also dug up some stray lavender starts from my daughters lavender patch... so far so good..

Hubby and I have been working around our property,, pruning and chipping wayward grown trees,,,

OH... the 2 Cherry trees and the grafted apple trees are in full bloom as are the lilacs.. Yippeeee!
While we were working away... our sweet peekaboo kitty was snoozing and Ginger sat watch..

it was such lovely weather today.. and felt wonderful to work outside all day...
and to nite it will be a "MOTRIN Cocktail" night!!! lol!

>^..^<
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YellowRose Posted - May 05 2018 : 11:11:19 AM
Joey my apple mint is doing good. The other day I rubbed a leaf between my fingers and I am happy to say it does smell like apples. In another week or two I will take my first cutting for tea & drying.

I planted pineapple mint at the same time and it hasn't grown much.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

Joey Posted - May 05 2018 : 11:04:21 AM
Im going to look for Apple Mint. That sounds wonderful.

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katmom Posted - Apr 28 2018 : 7:30:34 PM
Sara,, Tru Dat!
heeheehee!

>^..^<
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YellowRose Posted - Apr 28 2018 : 02:02:20 AM
Grace I'm with you - there's always that one more plant I want.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

katmom Posted - Apr 27 2018 : 8:23:27 PM
ok, I couldn't resist,, bought a yellow plum tomato plant and Chocolate mint plant...

Oh,,, and a Sarah Bernhardt Peony plant!!!



>^..^<
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katmom Posted - Apr 24 2018 : 9:22:20 PM
I have tomato plants and sweet peppers seedings in Dixie cups.. I just hope they are still alive when I return home from glamping Lol

>^..^<
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YellowRose Posted - Apr 24 2018 : 04:43:53 AM
My Jubilee apple mint is growing like a weed. Hope to have a lot of dried apple mint to share for our Apple Festival in Sept.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

YellowRose Posted - Mar 15 2018 : 04:42:15 AM
Grace a lavender in a mini garden sounds wonderful. I haven't been able to grow it here in my part of Texas but I've ordered one that is supposed to be heat tolerate - I'll see.

Daizy rosemary and lavender good choices to start with - I know you are anxious to get them outside.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

Daizy Posted - Mar 15 2018 : 04:06:06 AM
Hay there.

I have my rosemary and lavender plants but they are inside for now...too cold outside for tender plants. I have many more ideas of what to plant but don't want to get ahead of myself. I am ready for spring time!!

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katmom Posted - Mar 11 2018 : 8:17:15 PM
Sara,, whoot whoot,,, the snow is starting to melt... hopefully by the time I return from my trip to SO. Calif., the snow will be entirely gone.
I asked the daughter of the previous owner,, if they had planted any Herbs on the property,, nope,, nada..
Se I will get to create a mini Herb garden for my use and pleasure... starting with Lavender!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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YellowRose Posted - Mar 06 2018 : 11:34:44 AM
Soon Grace we all will be playing in the dirt.

Checked date of shipment for apple mint - 4/9 - won't be long now the way time flies around here.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

katmom Posted - Mar 06 2018 : 10:55:25 AM
as soon as some more of our snow melts.. I'll be more motivated...lol!
oh and I luv the scent of Basil...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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quiltee Posted - Mar 04 2018 : 06:08:17 AM
I am definitely starting small this year - with herbs. The apple mint, chocolate mint, and spearmint plants sound woderful. I'd also like to plant basil. Got to get thinking about this.

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ceejay48 Posted - Mar 03 2018 : 2:09:38 PM
I have a LOT of chocolate mint . . .haven't used it much but it does smell wonderful to just pinch leaves and let the fragrance waft on the breezes!


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katmom Posted - Mar 02 2018 : 7:14:15 PM
Bonnie,, another lovely mint to plant is 'chocolate' mint! truly delightful

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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Bonnie Ellis Posted - Mar 02 2018 : 12:12:23 PM
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Honk I will try hops just because the plant looks so cool. I have grown Apple mint before. Smells wonderful but the smell is not as strong as spearmint for example.

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ceejay48 Posted - Mar 01 2018 : 11:47:54 AM
Apple mint makes wonderful iced tea. A friend of ours gave us a plant last summer which we planted, so now we wait until spring to see if it survived winter!

We have a great local micro brewery that grows hops in the patio area, which is where we like to eat when we go there in summer. The hops is great "viney" shade. That would be the only reason I would plant it!
CJ


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katmom Posted - Feb 28 2018 : 5:47:24 PM
I picked up a packet of Basel seeds to hopefully plant...
I stillhave not found any 'Hops ' yet... but amstill searching
around here... it's still to early to even think about gardening over
here in the West Plains of Eastern Washington... but soon...
>^^<

>^..^<
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HodgeLodge Posted - Jan 10 2018 : 08:56:05 AM
That does sound interesting growing it for shade. Please do let us know how it goes.

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YellowRose Posted - Jan 10 2018 : 08:28:18 AM
Krystle, growing hops for shade is interesting. If you do it let us know how it turns out.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

countrymommy85 Posted - Jan 10 2018 : 07:50:09 AM
I am looking into Hops! One of my favorite restaurants has Hops growing as a shade plant, I believe it is the male plant as there is no fruit produced, just vines. It grows back every year and very quickly, shading their patio from direct sun. Very cool plant, I would like to learn more about it :)

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