Angelika Maier wrote:Mint is not a crop it is more of a pest
A lot of people seem to think mint is bad; may go rampant and take over the world. If anything edible took over the world people would'nt die of starvation anymore. People with acreage love mint. The trick is to use it properly with a proper border. Mine hasn't gone rampant but my climate has much to do with that. Plant mint in a problem area where other things have trouble growing or need protection such as a tree. Natural boundaries such as Swales and rocks can help mitigate this. Jack Spirko sells mint/ lemon balm/ and something else tea for a good profit and sells cutting in pots. It's not a garden plant; it's a zone 5 harvest a forget it plant because it's a survivor. Just put a UV protected tarp pot or rocks around it if you have a small yard. Dry it and sell it in farmers markets and enjoy it over the winter months
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
I always make establishment of the orchard my highest priority. Some of the trees might be 3 to 15 years away from their first fruits/nuts. Might as well get started as soon as possible.