Peppermint Plant

Peppermint

Peppermint plants are popular as ornamentals and are often grown in baskets on country porches to ward off mosquitoes. It is used in animal beds to ward off fleas. This fragrant herbs is also a favorite for use in teas. The leaves and stems, which contain an oil, are used medicinally and in our toothpaste, and gum and many Massage Oils.

Growing Peppermint

Peppermint plants are excellent companion plant for the garden because it repels ants, white cabbage moths, aphids, and flea beetles from the garden. Grow it in a container because it tends to spread rapidly to the point that some gardeners (me) consider them invasive weeds.

Peppermint plants grow to about 2 - 3 feet tall. They bloom from July through August, and will sprout small purple flowers.

Peppermint Tea

Steep 1 tsp. dried peppermint leaves in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes; strain and cool. Drink 3 - 4 times per day between meals.

Herbs

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Herbs are plants that may be used for its culinary, medicinal, or fragrant properties. They are a wide group of plants that may be growing anywhere.

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Succulents

Succulent

Succulents are growing in popularity due to the ability to be slightly neglected. They are low maintenance, beautiful flowers and are easy to propagate.

 

Tea

Herbal Teas

Herbal Teas are one of the best ways to end the days of working the garden.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils

A safe and silent way to keep our emotional state balanced is aromatherapy using Essential Oils.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a pleasing and natural way to boost both your physical health and your emotional well-being using essential oils.