With my new found spare time I have been doing more of the shopping. We have a liking for posh mint tea.
Hmm, it’s good but there are only 12 tea bags in this packet, it costs £3.50, and we have mint in the garden. Got me thinking about giving it a go. (Note to self: herbs are also on the list of things to add to the dogs raw diet).
- Anywhere, prefers light shade
- Remove flowers or cut to ground when flowering to get new growth.
- Stagger cutting to maintain mint supply.
- Pot up for winter growing.
- Good for butterflies
Here are my steps to make-your-own-mint-tea.
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As I have been cutting down on expenditure and have also been purchasing the raw food for our 3 Golden Retrievers for a while anyway, my mind has turned to how this rather large bill can be reduced. We feed our dogs raw food and mainly Raw Tripe mince from Natures Menu. They sometimes get leftovers thrown in as well but I noticed that the packet actually recommends a split of 50% meat, 25% veg/fruit and 25% carbs. This got me thinking about:
- How much money can I save?
- What veg/fruit is good to feed a dog?
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The joy of being unemployed is that you can go off on a tangent. I was pondering a plan I’ve had for a while to fence off a bit of garden for a veggie patch. I started wondering what would be the best money-saving plants to grow. A quick search of the internet before I started some more traditional job-related work became a few hours.
I found a few sites on this. This one is the most thorough, listing crop value per square foot of ground required to grow. It’s US based but I’ve highlighted crops wich are recommended elsewhere.
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