Who knew mint had so many uses?
This week we harvested some of the seven kinds of mint we started growing this year. It has been great to learn the subtle and not so subtle differences between chocolate, orange, and apple mint, as well as spearmint, peppermint, sweet mint and mint julip. Medicinally mint has all kinds of great uses - it’s good for colds, repels insects, acts as an astringent in tinctures and a stimulant aromatic. We dried what we harvested so that we will have readily available tea in the winter. In the meantime, I’m sure we’ll have plenty more mint grow back - it loves Georgia clay and sun. We planted most of ours in a shady area of our yard to control it. Mint is famous for taking over wherever it’s planted.