Greensboro -- Meghan Packer loves her iced tea... especially with mint in it. She doesn't have much room for gardening but she wants to grow some herself. She's in luck since mint is a good plant to put in pots.
If you talk to anyone who has grown mint, they will tell you one thing... it takes over! Once you plant it, there's no stopping it... unless you contain it! Debbie Mosholder from A&A Plants suggests putting your mint into individual pots- even hanging baskets are a nice idea. When deciding where to put it... think sun. Mint, just like most herbs, likes the sun.
Don't limit yourself to plain old mint. There are many varieties- from pineapple mint to chocolate mint. Check out your local garden center and smell them all.
The thing about mint is that it produces a lot. What do you do with all of it? Here are some possibilities from Happy Simple Living For these recipes and more ideas, just scroll down to '11 Things To Do With Fresh Mint'.
- Mint Whipped Cream
- Lemony Mint Foot Scrub
- Milk Chocolate Cupcakes with Fresh Mint Frosting
- Mint Pesto
- Fresh Mint Truffles
Debbie Mosholder, A&A Plants