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Re: Plants on your boat

Originally Posted by aeventyr60 View Post
A few chives are always nice. I like the mint for Mojitos. Gonna have to find a few sprigs to plant for the season...
Mojitos have a season? I thought they were a year round drink.

Originally Posted by sailortjk1 View Post
No Plants on board, it is bad luck, Sailing Superstition. I can't believe nobody mentioned this. Just like leaving port on Friday or stepping on board with your left foot first, plants and cut flowers on board are considered bad luck.

Plants seek soil and will run you aground.

Cut flowers (any flowers) are to be used at Funerals.

No Plants or Flowers are to be Allowed on Ship
Many skippers will not abide a green plant in the wheelhouse. They say plants
seek the earth and thatís not a good characteristic for a seaworthy vessel. Flowers can serve many purposes, especially for funeral wreaths. That's enough
reason for sailors to keep them off a well-ordered ship.
Originally Posted by Heinous View Post
But, but, what about mojitos? Surely there's some exemption for mint...

Just plant some at the marina in the dark of night. It spreads really quickly so you can cut enough for the week before leaving.
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