Peppermint ( mint. piperita ) grows well anywhere here and has to be contained by a serious slash and removal after each season. I now use it in an infusion following a wwoofer who stayed here earlier this year. He made a strong tea each day and sipped it before sleep. I had always thought it was more of a stimulant and ideal for upset stomach but it worked well as carminative.
An ideal companion for the cabbage family as it deters the white cabbage butterfly. I hope to try distilling it for its valuable oil. A deterrent to house mice.
Another successful day in follow up work in the third work zone in my regeneration project. Really is the most beautiful time of the year with the flush of new leaf growth on some of the emerging trees.
I hand removed lantana from this site ( below) in 1996.