Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lemon Verbena and Sweet Mint

We grow mint in containers, to keep varieties separated for propagation and for harvest. Here's some Lemon Verbena in a pot beside the Sweet Mint, which is different than our Spearmint, Peppermint or Pineapple Mint varieties. Lemon Verbena makes a great tea mixed with any mint, fresh or dried. Drink hot or iced.

This year our little greenhouse frame is also serving as a multi-level drying rack. Out on the back porch with a fan creating great air flow, this mint will be dry in less than 12 hours. Then it's ready to use for herb tea and salad dressing, especially for fresh fruit. 

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