Top Reasons Why You Should Grow A Mint Plant

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who loves a mint plant. Seriously, ever since I bought one my whole life changed. Baking became a whole lot better and the amazing smell and benefits of mint leaves are countless. Still not sure if you should buy this amazing plant? Well then, let me just give you some reasons for buying it!

 

You Can Take As Much Mint As You Please

You can cut handfuls of mint at a time without any damage done on the plant. Ever seen a mint plant that is growing where you don’t want it? Chop it down and turn it into something delicious, or cut large bundles of mint and hang to dry for use in the winter months. I usually chop down a lot of them to make some delicious mint brownies!

 

Mint Can Grow From Cuttings

You can cut out mint where you don’t want it, put it in water until it grows some roots, then transplant it where you do want it. Actually, you know what? You don’t even have to put it in water first as it will root right in soil. Root a bunch of cuttings, pot them up, and give away to friends. Mint is the gift that keeps on giving. (Source: growforagecookformen.com).

 

Mint Is Good For Your Chickens

Chickens love fresh herbs and mint. The best part is that it’s also great for them and their coop. It keeps bugs, flies, and parasites as far away as possible. It’s also a great antioxidant and digestive aid for your flock. However, be sure to plant lots of mint (as well as other herbs) both inside and around the coop so your chickens can eat as much as they want!

 

Mint Is Good Medicine

Mint is also an amazing medicinal herb. It is a well known digestive aid and breath freshener, and is also good for an upset stomach. Peppermint is especially great for headaches, and the essential oil can be rubbed on the temples for instant relief. It can be helpful for seasonal allergies, and can also be added to body care products like salves and lip balms, soaps, and lotions.