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MINT 

Planting your Mint Seeds!

  • Mint will take approximately 70 days from seed to harvest. Be aware that it can grow into a large plant and take over its growing area quickly, so it is important to maintain it often. This herb has a rich history all over the world from being used in Egyptian tombs to classic Mediterranean meals. Did you know that Mint is named after the character Minthe, who turns into a mint plant in Greek mythology? It is an herb that is still popular throughout the globe, and is an easy plant to grow, harvest, and cook with.

Harvesting

  • The aroma from harvesting mint is fresh and delicious! To harvest mint, cut the stems from the bottom or pick off leaves for a smaller harvest. This herb is a fairly hardy plant and can grow throughout multiple gardening seasons as long as it has sun and water. It is a good source of vitamin A, magnesium, and vitamin C. Mint is great to use in tea, tzatziki sauce, and noodles!

Recipe

Tzatziki sauce 

Ingredients:


1 cup Greek yogurt
½ cup grated cucumber
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, grated
1 tablespoon chopped dill
1 tablespoon chopped mint
½ teaspoon sea salt 

  • Grate the cucumber. After it is grated, place the grated cucumber onto a clean kitchen towel and wring out the excess water.
    Place the cucumber into a bowl, then grate the garlic clove.
    Finely chop the fresh dill and mint, then add the herbs and all remaining ingredients into the bowl.
    Stir with a spoon until all ingredients are evenly distributed into the sauce.
    Serve with pita chips, vegetables, or in Greek gyros. 

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