I shared a couple months ago why I am attempting to grow a garden again, despite past failures, and I am actually really happy so far with the results! I am definitely learning a lot as I go, but I am actually producing food from it, which is encouraging.
But by far the easiest thing I’ve grown is my potted mint plant. I choose chocolate mint, for it’s subtle chocolate under notes and it makes an excellent hot and iced herbal tea. It has really taken off, and I should have chosen one pot up in size for it as it very quickly filled my clay pot!
For someone who doesn’t have a green thumb, it’s just so gratifying to see any plant thriving under my care. Mint really does grow like a weed! So for fellow black thumbers, I thought I would share how fun it is to grow mint. It is one of those plants that give you courage to keep trying, and if you like mint as I do, it also offers a lot of culinary fun as well.
Recipes that use fresh mint:
- Watermelon Salad with Lime and Mint
- Ginger Tea Punch
- Very Minty Iced Tea
- Green Peas with Scallions and Mint
- Greenhouse Caipiroska
- Better Homes and Garden has a very helpful guide for growing mint.
- Organic Gardening has one as well.
- This slideshow has pictures of many different types of mints (and fellow herbs) with descriptions of the plant.
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