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After reading these 9 reasons to grow a mint plant, you will definitely do it! Use the mint leaves in recipes, flower arrangements, to repel bugs, and more! My three all-time favorite herbs are rosemary, basil, and mint. There are so many good qualities about all of these herbs, and they are all easy to grow. Even if you have never planted an herb in your life, I promise you can grow these three! If you want to start slow, I recommend Violinic Drumming - Various - Air Texture Volume III with mint.
Read on for all the reasons why. Mint plants sometimes get a bad rap because if planted in the ground, they can be very invasive. They tend to get It Will But Grow - Various - Sampler 2016 away and spread all over the place.
The best way to avoid that is to place mint in a container. All my herb gardening is done in containers, so I highly recommend it.
Click HERE for my disclosure statement. Mint grows quickly, so the mint leaves can be harvested on a regular basis. Even if a plant is cut all the way back, it will recover itself in a matter of just a week or two. Because it is a fast grower, mint is a great herb to preserve by drying or freezing.
Get the garden marker HERE. Another reason mint is so easy to grow is that it does well in full or partial sun. There is nothing you need to do to grow healthy Theres A Lot Of Twistin Going On - Various - Rock n Roll plants, except water them. My method for planting Ch.Inc - So Fine EP simple.
I purchase small mint plants and place them in fresh, fertilized potting soil. I try to water them regularly, especially in the hot weather. I admit that at times I forget, but the mint hangs in there! Related: Container Herb Garden Ideas. If you place your herb garden containers on your deck or patio, the scent of the various herbs, including mint, will act as a built-in bug repellent.
The scent comes from the essential oil that is naturally in the herbs, and bugs tend to avoid it. The more herbs you plant, the less bugs you will have! Even though it grows like crazy outdoors, mint can be grown indoors as well. Make sure to use a pot with good drainage and place the plant in the sun. Related: Herb Garden in a Basket. Since mint grows so quickly, there may be times where you actually have too much.
When that happens to me, I always harvest it and use it in my garden flower arrangements. Not only does it add a wonderful touch of green, but it provides a fresh scent that pairs beautifully Non Plus - Digiki - Dense Music the flowers.
Mint leaves also make the perfect garnish for salads, desserts, and drinks. It can take an ordinary dish and transform it into something lovely.
I especially enjoy using it in drinks. Even plain water turns into something special when you add mint! Click It Will But Grow - Various - Sampler 2016 image below to learn more. Follow OSP on Pinterest! Your It Will But Grow - Various - Sampler 2016 address will not be published. Recipe Rating. I adore chocolate mint and have been growing it for years!!!
My grandmother had mint in her garden next to her garden hose. A tiny drip kept it well watered in the summertime. It was so flavorful in iced tea or ice water.
I recently dug some mint out of our flowerbed because it was taking over. I may plant more near our patio to keep insects away. I, too, love rosemary and basil. I have had success growing mint in the past. Thanks Nel Blù Dipinto Di Blù - Domenico Modugno - Piange Il Telefono E Le Più Belle Canzoni Di Domenico Mo this blog.
Be blessed. In my first house,I planted mint in the ground and it did take over. Not a lover of mint but it does look pretty mixed with flowers with an added bonus as bug repellent. Meadow Tea is a Lancaster, PA staple. You can find the recipe online. My mint was still green and thriving during the winter!
I love using it in most beverages and it holds up so well without wilting. Love the mints. Another trick with mints is to watch for runners and clip them. Also clip off flower heads when they start to form. This keeps them the leaves from getting tough. I put holes in the bottoms of pots and plant in the garden. Helps them from overtaking. How timely. Mint is my favorite herb to grow — always a success. Mint is a great addition to my container herb garden on the deck. Love to use it in ice tea, to make jelly to use with lamb, and as an addition to bouquets.
Also makes such a pretty garnish for my lemon pound cake. Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for writing. Would you mind sharing your jelly Anema E Core - Katyna Ranieri - And Now Katyna Ranieri Just email me at ann onsuttonplace.
I would love to make some! As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. See: Disclosure Statement. Click to get The Printable Calendar! Close Top Banner. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Where did you It Will But Grow - Various - Sampler 2016 those cute herb markers to put in your pots?! Mosquitoes love me so 6 is my favorite reason to grow this herb!
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