Leftover Mint Leaves in the Garden? Here's Why Dried Mint Leaves Are Your Match!

English Mint Plant
English Mint
Tying Mint With Floss
Drying Mint Leaves

My first summer growing mint in the garden taught me that it wants to take over everywhere! Oh, and that this hearty plant is delicious in homemade mint tea, juices, salads, superfood smoothies, pesto, and more. 

Looking to soothe aches, banish headaches, and have great smelling breath? Mint is your match! 

As we head into Fall a client suggested I dry out my mint, here's how simple it was:

  • Pick mint. 
  • Rinse in large bowl with fresh water.
  • Lay flat to dry for 30 minutes.
  • Gather the sprigs into loose bundles and secure the stems with dental floss.
  • Hang mint upside down in a dry, dark place for approximately 1-2 weeks (or until the leaves are brittle to the touch).
  • Take the dried bundles and place on a sheet of wax paper. 
  • Crumble the dried leaves (put the stems to the side). 
  • Take the two corners of the wax paper forming a funnel. Pour mint into a glass jar.

Happy Harvest!