Tuesday, August 14, 2007


The peppermint in my wild area has grown huge! It's just now starting to get flower buds, so this must be its final height. It's between 3 and 4 feet high. I never knew it would grow so big. And the scent is powerful and gorgeous! Had to take a pic of Smudge next to the mint to see the size relation.

To answer Snappy's question in my comments as to what I do with the mint..
I've been trying the mint in various dishes. I have made some nice pasta salads with a few chopped up leaves in, it seems to combine well with cheeses, tomatoes and cucumbers.
I did try it as a tea, but prefer the leaves dried first. But my drying method doesn't work. I air dry the leaves, and they are fine for a few days in a jar, then they begin to smell musty. So need to figure out a better drying method.


Blogger snappy said...

Wish the Computer would have smells coming from it.I have a pot of Garden mint baby plants growing on the kitchen windowsill.I saw someone who used fresh mint leaves for a herbal tea.Do you use your peppermint for anything?
Smudge looks a cutey.I hope to move out to a house in next few months :)
Then I can Garden properly!

August 15, 2007 11:52 am  

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