Growing Mint, also Garden mint

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28 Jan 12 z. watts (Australia - arid climate)
I spray with pyrethrum once a week. It's from a plant and non toxic to mammals.
27 Dec 13 Matt from Canberra (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Pyrethrum IS toxic to mammals. It is a neurotoxin which is especially bad for pregnant ladies and unborn babies. Just because something is derived from a natural source does not mean it is necessarily safe. Arsenic, crude oil and anthrax are all natural, yet I would not be spraying them anywhere near my food!
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