Monday, November 18, 2013

Balcony Garden: Harvest Monday #46

I honestly think that mint could survive a nuclear war! This mint has probably been dead more than it has been alive but it continues to bounce back. There's got to be a life lesson in there for us all...I'm just not sure what it is - don't let the bad bugs get you down maybe?


The Sydney weather has been a bit hot lately...and a bit cold too, but what ever the weather it's always nice to drink some freshly made iced-mint tea.  My doctor has told me that I have high cholesterol and that soft drinks are a big BIG no no for the cholesterolly challenged liked moi so this shall be a summer of freshly brewed iced mint tea (not that I drink a lot of soft drink mind you -- but every little bit helps).  Apparently I'm just one of those people with high cholesterol - it's genetic rather than diet induced...but I wonder what else I could be doing better (if you say lay off Lord of the Fries I'm going to cry).


Happy gardening, Miss Piggy xox

6 comments:

  1. Didn't know that about mint tea and cholesterol. Will give it a go. My mint plant has resurrected from the dead a few times now - I planted it about 8 years ago, and every year rip it "all" out. Or so I think. Apparently not as it's on a garden domination bent again!

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  2. Hi Mel - I don't think there's a correlation between mint tea & cholesterol -- I'm just off soft drinks so need to come up with other tasty things to drink.

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  3. oh fair enough! I'm going to be making lots of iced teas over summer using herbal teas - some of those are gorgeous. My favourite is lemongrass and ginger

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  4. Helen (grabyourfork)November 18, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Haha mint is super hardy! We found that out the hard way when it took over our entire garden at home. If only basil grew with as much voracity!

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  5. Olivia @ mademoiselleinsydneyNovember 23, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Charcuterie board!!! Love Love love charcuterie :) :)

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  6. I am no where near as lucky with my mint :( I'm a total mint killer. Must be the location I have it in.

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