My Love Hate Relationship With Mint


I have a garden full of gorgeous mint! Peppermint and chocolate mint grow effortlessly along the house, adding a green and aromatic display of freshness. It is so pretty, I really do love it!


Every year, it grows into the grass and we have to mow it down with the lawnmower. It also spreads like a disease and grows threw my deck, gets tangled in my hose and pops up every where you don’t want mint! It is so invasive, I really do hate it!


In the fall when I start cleaning out the gardens, I chop down the mint and let it hang in the mud room. Once dried, it makes the most amazing, natural tea ever! I even have people asking me for it! I can make peppermint and chocolate mint tea! It tastes so good, I really do love it!


Other than tea, there isn’t a whole lot of uses for mint that I have found. There is just to much to use it all making tea, and I hate wasting it. I always feel edible plants should serve their purpose, but what else can you do with mint (other than make a mean mojoto!) It is so much work for so little, I really do hate it!


So you see my problem? Mint and I have a love hate relationship! But I the end, I like it enough to keep it around, but hope to find some new uses for it soon!

Any ideas would be very helpful. Please comment your thoughts and help a girl out 😁