Mint: Pennyroyal (Mentha Pulegium)
Also Known As: European pennyroyal, Pennyrile, Squaw mint, Mosquito plant and Pudding grass.
Native Range: Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown As: Perennial
Maturity (Blooms): Mid Summer
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Attracts Bees, Butterflies, hoverflies, parasitic wasps, and tachinid flies.
Sow Depth: 1/8"
USDA Zone: 5-9
Produces: lilac to pinkish-purple colored flowers are arranged in tightly-packed whorls down the stem.
A herb tea is made from the fresh or dried leaves.
An essential oil is obtained from the whole plant, used in soap making and as a cleanser for fabrics.
A strong infusion applied to the face will keep gnats away in the summer.
The aromatic leaves are used as an ingredient of pot-pourri.
Cabbage: Early Jersey Wakefield (Heirloom) (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)
Cabbage: Late Flat Dutch (Heirloom) (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)
Cabbage: Red Acre (Heirloom) (Brassica oleracea var. capitata)
Cabbage is considered one of the oldest cultivated vegetables, since historians trace it back to 4,000 BC in China. The Romans also cultivated it and praised it for its healing qualities; philosophers Pythagoras and Cato both made the lowly cabbage the subject of a book. Jacques Cartier brought the first cabbage to America in 1536. Cabbages were quite popular in colonial America, being pickled and preserved in every possible way to provide food for the winter.