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Dirty Fingernails


August 2, 2018

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Master Gardener Molly Hackett

Q: Clover has invaded my bed of mint and is choking out the mint. Is there any way to eliminate the clover and save the mint?

A: You could dig out the clover, but that strikes me as solving the problem in the hardest way possible. If it were my mint, I would simply start a new bed in a clover-free spot. If you transplant a few young stems of mint, a plentiful supply will have grown by next summer. Because mint has a shallow root system, the digging will not be hard work. If the soil is damp, it is often possible to pull up a stem of mint and have roots remain attached.

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