From spring through fall I grow a variety of herbs in my garden. Mint is one of my favorite, as well as the most prolific.
There are countless ways to use mint. I use it fresh whenever I can and dry several batches during the summer.
Not only is growing your own mint easy and fun, but using what you’ve grown is also deeply satisfying.
- Buy organic, non-GMO mint from a trusted nursery. It will grow happily in your garden, supplying you with aromatic, healthy mint leaves for years to come.
- Mint will spread quickly and will be difficult to contain unless you create a barrier you can sink into the soil. Some gardeners grow mint in large pots above ground, some will sink pots into the ground. I find that landscaping edging works best in my yard. I can sink the edging into the ground deep enough to keep the mint from spreading.
- Most varieties of mint will grow well in sun to part-sun. Many will also tolerate some shade. A few varieties may even require some protection from direct sun. So always check the growing requirements of the particular mint you purchased.
Mint is a sweet scented, aromatic herb that has a cooling, fresh flavor. It can be used in various ways and has many health benefits.
- Great variety of nutrients
- Many health-promoting properties
- One of the highest anti-oxidant capacities
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin C
- Water infusion
- Breath freshener
- Air freshener
- Homemade Cleaning products
- Personal care products
- Medicinal benefits
- Nutritional benefits
- Cold symptoms
- Digestive issues
- Seasonal allergies
- Asthma symptoms
- Pain relief
- Fights fatigue
- Possible cancer-fighting properties
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