Why thank you @Smart Red I can hardly wait to see if the Bleeding heart you sent made it through the winter. You are so sweet and generous too! hugs, CAROL DEELest anyone wonder why we think this is the best-est, friendly-est place on the internet, Mary and Carol are merely the most recent examples.
I will let DH know. The original plants came from his parents garden. So glad you are enjoying it.OMG Carol, that was the best mint tea I've ever had! I've never had the mint fresh. It's always been a loose mint tea or tea bag. It doesn't even compare, delicious!
Mary it is real easy to dry. I did not use a dehydrator but advice I learned someplace here on TEG Cut fresh stems of mint and place in a brown paper bag. Staple top of bag shut and place in your frost free refrigerator for several weeks until mint leaves are crispy. I find they keep their color better than air drying.Nyboy, I have mint growing in the ground contrary to Lesa's advise. So far it's been contained probably because it's surrounded by bricks and slate pavers. When I see one starting to grow between the bricks I quickly pull the bricks out and pull the plant. So far so good. Yet I've never used it to make hot tea with. The kids love eating the leaves and I put it in fruit salads or in a pitcher of water.