This is why I always inspect my herbs before using them. Organoleptic assessment is important for an herbalist/producer. This little guy was found in this summer's harvest of spearmint (which I had labeled peppermint: another reason that using organoleptic assessment is important). My spearmint and peppermint cross-pollinated because I planted them too close together. So now what we have is a huge patch of spearmint. And this little guy, a cocoon of some sort, TBD, never made it to adulthood. But thankfully, also did not make it into our tea today.
Organoleptic assessment is the practice of, in this case, for stored herbs, examining the appearance for brightness and color, smelling for feshness and vibrancy, tasting for flavour and strength, feeling for the right texture, listening for the right plant song and inspecting for foreign matter. In this case, cocoons.
The truth is plain and simple - WORK is required to achieve results. I’m over the easy methods so many are falsely promoting. If you are too lazy to work, don’t expect to harvest. Amazing how ignorant many have become. #seg2018#truth#reality#dothework#harvest#wakeup