Dorothy and I are about to begin work on a massive mint garden. This will have over 20 mint and mint species, such as peppermint, lemon balm, bee balm and spearmint in it. This simple garden will produce huge yields and add a new product, tea, to our farmstead items for sale.
But the beauty of mint is if you have room for a few pots you can grow it, you can grow a lot of it and you can even propagate it for friends, family and even for sale to others. You likely won’t pay your mortgage selling mint as it so easy to propagate but likely you can fill your gas tank once a month!
Mint is something largely misunderstood and even feared, it is going to take over! Don’t get me wrong, you do not want this stuff in a vegetable garden because it will rule all, but it is easily kept in pots and on larger land, spreading is inhibited simply with mowing.
Join Me Today to Discuss…
- Why mint, of all things, why talk about mint
- The 4 Mint Family (Labiatae) Members Most People Grow
- Bee Balms – Monarda
- Lemon Balms – Melissa
- Peppermints and Spearmints – Mentha
- Cat Mints – Nepeta
- Uses for mints
- Mouth Wash
- Hair Rinse
- Minted Soft Cheese – Seriously Try It!
- Salad addition (fruit or veg)
- Ground Cover
- Beneficial Insect Attractant
- Ease upset stomach
- Clear sinuses
- Foot or body soak
- Suppress appetite
- As a cleaner with vinegar
- Dog/Animal wash
- Insect repellent (monarda)
- Some basics
- When and how to harvest (partial and full, EOY)
- Drying mints for long term storage
- Tea, rules of thumb on quantities
- Making Essential Oils
- Making Simple Oils
- Making a tincture
- Strong Oils (poor mans essential)
- Creating “Mint Prisons” – likely to escape anyway
- Mint Propagation
- Intensifying quality
- Developing tea blends
- Propagating mint – paying yourself to make tea
- Why your mint is marketable, it is yours, and has your story
- Why not just do it, get on with it
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