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  1. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Lemon Balm. I have some in my garden from last year and it is quite big. I've cut it back and may move it to it's own spot. The thing is what do I use it for other than to stick a sprig in a glass of iced tea?

    Does anyone have a seperate herb garden? Can you show me pics of your design?

    What's a good type of mint for teas? Can I buy dried mint in a health food store?

    Thanks

    Rancher
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    lemon balm is good for colds. Make an syrup. Strong tea of Lemon balm and hyssops of equal parts. Strain. Combine equal parts tea and honey heat until a syrup forms cool and store in a dark jar in the fridge. Use for colds and coughs

    Mints---spearmint, peppermint, catmint---catnip---great for fevers and colicly babies!
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Where do I get "hyssops"? Now how much lemon balm and hyssops for a Cup or cup and a half of syrup? Got a nice bottle of syrup and may put in a hive of my own soon.

    Just boil or steep the lemon balm and hyssops together?

    How long to boil or steep?

    Gonna have a baby in the house next month.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    How about drying it and using it as potpourri.....?
     

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