Garden Spotlight – Peppermint 2


I adore fresh peppermint!

I adore fresh peppermint!

I absolutely adore peppermint. While sometimes the essential oil is too potent for me to work with, I still adore peppermint. I actually have a peppermint plant in the company garden though I am forced to keep it in a pot to prevent it from taking over. I personally wouldn’t mind if it took over the garden but everyone else here wants corn, squash, strawberries and other things too. So my peppermint is relegated to a plastic drum converted into a pot and I am stuck dreaming of a garden full of peppermint.

While my peppermint is a little sad with how hot it has been recently, it has been a trooper. As we approach the end of our growing season, I am planning different ways to enjoy my peppermint during the winter. One excellent way to use peppermint leaves is to make a foot soak. Andee shared an excellent footsoak recipe that has become my favorite. I also want to use a few leaves to make a lightly peppermint flavored honey. I have never made it before, but thought it sounded like a fun project to do.

Do you have peppermint in your garden? How do you like to use it? Share your ideas and photos!

Taylor

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I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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2 thoughts on “Garden Spotlight – Peppermint

  • Barb Oswald

    Don’t do it Taylor. I put mint in my garden years ago and regretted it for the next several years while it tried to take over.

    Mine now lives a constrained life in a pot on my deck. I use it in Indian lamb kebabs (kofte) and Vietnamese (Bahn Mi)sandwiches. A couple leaves in a glass of lemonade is nice as well as a mint mojito.

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    • Taylor Post author

      Barb,

      You are not the only one to warn me. I am so tempted though because I feel like I strip my poor plant clean. Sigh.
      Us gardeners never win, do we?

      The kofte sound so yummy. I make a fabulous Butter Chicken but have not ventured into kabobs… yet. I think you have inspired me!

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