Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH LIVING and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-6018 or by email. Stay safe!

Growing Crazy Peppermint Plants

| 8/11/2011 12:44:07 AM

Michelle MooreShelley Moore is an aspiring organic backyard gardener with hopes of becoming a true 'green thumb'. She is the mother of two young daughters and the wife of one helpful husband. They reside in northern Utah.   

If you’ve watched a few episodes (or several, like us) of the popular children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba, then you know of the segment where a guest of the show teaches the characters and the viewers a dance routine, “A Dancy Dance.” 

The dance moves are explained and then it’s all put together to music. At the end of the Dancy Dance it’s a free-for-all of whatever dance moves you want to do along with the usual sing song-y words of, "Go crazy, go crazy..." 

This last "go crazy" part is how I like to describe the zippy scented peppermint plant; it just grows and grows and grows! It goes crazy! 
Our initial reasoning behind planting peppermint plants in our yard is due to a nasty four-letter word: mice. Yuck!

Peppermint plants transplanted from front yard 
Peppermint plants transplanted from our front yard. Photo By Shelley Moore. 

We’ve had our fair share of these undesirable creatures finding temporary refuge in our garage, and one actually found its way into our house! 
Double yuck! (Oh, the master bathroom memories where the mouse was caught... triple yuck!) 
So, planting peppermint plants was a way, we learned, to deter mice.  
Reading about peppermint plants also told us how invasive they are. But to a new gardener, (and with new landscaping) I have to say it is rather a happy site to see a plant crazily growing so much and so full and green! 

Subscribe today and save 58%

Get the latest on Healthy Living and Natural Beauty!

Mother Earth LivingRedefine beauty and embrace holistic living with Mother Earth Living by your side. Each issue  provides you with easy, hands-on ways to connect your life with the natural world -- from eating seasonally to culinary and medicinal uses of herbs; from aromatherapy and DIY cosmetics to yoga and beyond. Start your journey to holistic living today and you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter


click me