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Peppermint

Peppermint

Flowers and leaves are used in salads, desserts, vinegars, drinks, vegetables, meat and poultry dishes.

Deters white cabbage moths, mice, flea beetles, fleas, ants, and aphids.

Improves health of cabbage and tomatoes if planted nearby.

Attracts hoverflies, predatory wasps and earthworms

Chocolate Mint – Bronze leaves with peppermint patty scent.  Good for desserts, drinks and sweets.

Peppermint – Bright green leaves with peppermint scent.  Used in all types of recipes.

Kentucky Colonel Mint – Our favorite mint!  Large leaves on a robust plant.  Great for mojitos and mint juleps.

Mint Julep – Has the best flavor and aroma year round.

 

growing

 

PERENNIAL – Can also be grown as a HOUSEPLANT in a sunny window

FULL SUN or PART SHADE

Kentucky Colonel Mint

Kentucky Colonel Mint

VERY INVASIVE if planted in the ground.  We recommend planting in a container to control the spread.

Plant in well drained soil and water when dry

Pinch back to promote bushiness

 

harvesting

 

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

Harvest leaves, stems & flowers at any time. Does not store well once cut.

Freeze in ice cube trays with melted butter, olive oil or water. Store cubes in freezer bags.

Dry in cool, dark place so leaves don’t turn brown. Store in air-tight opaque container. Dried basil loses a lot of its flavor. Use withing six months.

 

health-uses

 

 

Chocolate Mint

Chocolate Mint

Insect Bites & Stings – leaf rubbed on bite relieves itching and pain

Digestive Aid – tea relieves nausea, heartburn, hiccups, morning sickness, constipation and indigestion.  Warm milk with mint leaves helps to calm an upset stomach.

Toothache – chew on fresh mint leaves

Bad Breath – chew fresh leaves

 

 

recipes

 

Tea – Steep one teaspoon in a cup of boiling water

Wine – Steep a few leaves in a glass of wine for several hours as a tonic

Pesto

Infused Oil

Tomato Basil Soup

 

 

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