Peppermint Plant Eulogy

Peppy's remains
Peppy’s remains

Dear Peppermint,

Although your life was short, it was not poorly lived.  You provided me with a few leaves this year for making a very weak tea, but you were still nice to look at, even after the bugs ate what was left.  Whatever it was that dug up your dirt and defiled your roots, it too benefitted in some way from your life.  The menace came back and dug you up once more, leaving dirt for me to find one brisk, early fall morning.  It didn’t take long after for you to shrivel into half the plant you used to be.  Rest in peace dear peppermint plant.  Be with nature.



So, yeah.  I was pretty ticked off to find that the same darn creature had come back for seconds after eating the roots of my little peppermint plant.  I tried to keep it alive, but alas, it succumbed to its injuries.  It was starting to look terrible, so I just threw it down the hill in front of my apartment, which is facing the woods.  At least now it can serve as fertilizer or food for animals.

Also, I’ve added a page to direct you to my Wishlist 🙂  You can find the tab at the top of the page in the toolbar at the top of my website.  I am getting a new sewing machine of my very own and I came up with a few things that I will need to maintain it and to help Chester, K, and I survive.  Please take a look at it!  We can always use all the help we can get.

As always thank you so much for reading and for your kindness and support.



35 thoughts on “Peppermint Plant Eulogy

  1. The first time we had mint plants (peppermint and chocolate mint) they took over. Which was great as we’d had weeds that kept coming back where we planted them. The second time (after we moved and left the garden behind. *frowns sadly*) they fought and fought, but only the sweet mint survived the weather making several nosedives at the end of the summer. I’m sorry that your’s died as well, though. *hugs*

    1. Usually they do take over, but this little guy was in a pot, so he couldn’t go anywhere far 🙂 Maybe now it will grow somehow, probably not, but wouldn’t it be funny if it overtook the yard! haha 🙂

  2. Haha! For a second, I thought you had just buried a cat or dog named Peppermint!

    Have you considered growing one inside? I heard they smelled good in the living room. I don’t think cats would eat mint leaves, do they?

    1. Haha 😉 I got you. No, it’s just a plant. If my cat dies, when he dies I should say, it will be the end of the world. I would grow one inside, but I live basically in a cave 🙂 and yes, Chester would probably try to eat it 😉

  3. lol BEST euology ever and then BAM angry Megan’s angry with the peppermint eating critter. I’m sorry I laughed but at first I was moved…I want you to know that. Moved.;)

    1. Haha! You are most definitely right, it probably would just make the critter’s belly feel better 🙂 I’m so happy to be getting a sewing machine of my own. It’s been a long time coming 🙂

  4. How do you kill mint? It’s like morning glories or kudzu. Once planted it takes over the world! I have the feeling that next spring you’re going to find mint growing wild everywhere.

    1. 😉 I know, right? I’ve heard it’s one of the easiest things to grow, but perhaps not in a pot. I wish I had a place to grow things in the ground. I would love it if it started to grow in the yard! 🙂

      1. It will. Some people plant it in walkways so you will step on it and release the scent. I made the mistake of putting it in my herb garden and it took over.

  5. Poor mint! Taken so young. I am so sorry for your loss. At least yours grew, every plant I touch dies :(. We save a fortune in weed killer.

    1. I secretly think it was him because I can’t explain it, but the day after it was turned over the second time, the dirt was gone from the ground. No idea how that happened if it was a squirrel 😉

  6. I’d forgotten about my mint plant, but it came back again strong as ever this year… plus it has a little downstairs neighbour that I didn’t recognize at all. I’ll have to see what comes back next spring/summer!

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