Mint?? or Weed?? HELP!!!!

dipence71

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What is this. Is this a mint or what it is growing in my chicken yard and the chickens dont destroy it. it has a square stem. smells minty.
 

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Pick a leaf and rub it between your fingers. If it's mint you will smell it.
 

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I didn't know about the square stem! I have peppermint, spearmint and chocolate mint. I love mint tea! A couple mint leaves brewed with a big pitcher of tea makes it taste really fresh although you won't actually taste the mint.
 

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Square stems and the leaves will be opposite. Many of your common herbs are members of the mint family. Here's a link to some info on the mint family.
 

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In my book any true mint is a nasty weed. It tends to take over any space where it gets started.
 

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It's catnip. Some people use it in tea. I don't personally care for it too much, unless it's the lemon variety.
 

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I finally cut some and the cat seems to like it dancing and playing with it and nibbling on it.
 
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