Mint Sauce Recipe

how to grow mint

Mint sauce is a firm favourite in our house. A lamb dinner just isn’t the same without it.

Following on from yesterday’s post about our bi-annual herb refurb, I had a couple of requests to post the Mint sauce recipe I follow to use up the excess Mint growing in the garden.

Mint sauce is incredibly easy to make and the home made stuff tastes so much better than store bought.

And it keeps well so you can make a large batch and store it in the fridge.

We currently have a 4 litre mason jar full of Mint Sauce in our fridge right now so I won’t need to make any for a while.

Which is lucky given the current state of our Mint patch.

So, here’s the recipe I use for Mint Sauce.

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Mint Refurbishment

how to grow mint

Things have got a little out of hand in the Mint department. Our Mint patch is looking rather unruly right now which means it’s time for the bi-annual herb refurb. Every Autumn and early Summer our Mint patch gets a good haircut …

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Growing Garlic From Last Seasons Bulbs

Growing Garlic

As you are eating your Summer harvest of Garlic, don’t forget to put aside a few cloves from each bulb, for planting in Winter.

Garlic bulbs are grown from individual cloves like the ones in the picture above. With the right growing conditions, each clove planted goes on to produce a single Garlic plant with a bulb containing as many as 20 cloves.

Which makes growing Garlic wonderfully self-sustaining.

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Pruning Blackberry Plants

Blackberry PlantsAmong the many berry plants we have on our 1/4 acre, we have four Navaho Blackberry plants which are an erect, thornless varierty that produce large crops of delicious, fat, sweet black fruit.

Well normally.

This Summer, we didn’t get such a great crop from two of our Blackberry plants.

The fruit was dry and sparse and the plants weren’t looking that healthy.

The other two plants did really well and produced a fantastic crop. But as always in our garden, we want more!

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Propagating Strawberries

Growing Strawberries

Now that the Strawberries are mostly done fruiting, it’s time to prepare for next years patch. Really? This soon? Absolutely! If you want to expand your patch or plant another patch, you will need more plants and there is no …

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Make Your Own Free Pea Teepee

Growing Peas

It’s Pea planting time.

Autumn is the perfect time to plant Snow Peas and Climbing Peas, with the cooler weather. Lower temperatures deter mildew, the doom of many a Pea plant.

There are plenty of structures you can easily grow Peas up but I particularly love the look of the pea teepee in our raised gardens.

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