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Not Mint To Be

P1040781Both of my mint plants have been attacked by web making caterpillars. According to some of the over-the-moon raves about the pest repellent properties of mint, there shouldn’t be an insect, spider nor caterpillar dare to venture close to my mint plants. It’s on the internet so it must be gospel. Right? … Umm Nope!

Obviously, these caterpillars didn't take time to read about mint being  a repellent before moving in to it.
Obviously, these caterpillars didn’t take time to read about mint being  a repellent before moving in to it.

Apparently a ladybeetle and another odd looking insect didn’t get the memo that they were supposed to be repelled by the mint.
What do you supposed this creepy crawly is?

dllgs-thWhile I’m at it, I may as well point out that in my photo in my post ‘Daddy LongLegs with it’s 2 red eggs‘, she was on my mint plant as well.

So, there you have it.
My mint is bagged and tossed so these creepy crawlies don’t spread. Hopefully, my basil won’t get infested, but unfortunately it could happen.

I guess the bad luck with mints could be just my experience and it may work well for other folks.

Have you tried mint plants or fresh mint as a pest repellent? Did it work?






My hobby seems to be collecting hobbies and crafts. There's so many things to make and do that I can't focus on one single one for very long at a time. I blog to share my latest craft or thoughts with folks and hopefully get their thoughts and suggestions too.

11 thoughts on “Not Mint To Be

    1. Hey WW
      I’m sorry to hear about your mint.That’s a shame. Maybe it’s just a bad year for mints. It has to be something for sure, since mints are supposed to be hardier than that. :/

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    1. Thanks Dianna
      Mint has gotten big billing in the repellent herbs chatter on forums and such. Apparently the folks know a secret or something that you and I aren’t privy too.
      It’d been great if the mint had of worked to repel your deer. It really does make for a nice scented breeze wafting around. 🙂


    1. Hi Patti
      That’s great your mint grew pest free. I wonder if your mint was the same variety as mine. Mine was chocolate mint and peppermint.
      The cinnamon basil smells like cinnamon. I haven’t cooked with it. I may sometime.

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