Sun / Shade
Full sun (they love warm moist soil)
Mint is great in a pot but needs full sun and regular watering to keep the roots moist.
Water regularly and keep the soil moist.
It prefers warmer temperatures. Cannot tolerate frost
Richly composted soil, that retains moisture.
It’s pungent smell helps repel insects and it should be planted with broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, squash and cauliflower.
Mint leaves can be stripped off the stork and used whole or finely chopped.
Small often serrated leaves that are generally green but can have white and purple variations.
Mint can be invasive but can be controlled by planting in a pot. If planted in the ground have at least a 3 foot space between other plants. It can be controlled by lifting and pulling out runners.
A sprig of Mint in a glass of water on a hot day can quench a thirst like nothing else. It’s also a staple in dips and salad dressings and frequently added to salads, deserts and delicious cocktails. And who wants to eat a leg of lamb without a spoon of beautifully fragrant mint sauce.