Mint is beautiful plant! It smells divine and it requires a little or no attention. And the best thing is: it keeps coming back! Last week I’ve posted a photo on social medias with the mint from my garden coming back. This is how I planted it a year before.
I have planted mint that I got from my friend N. She gave me two very small plants and I planted them in my backyard without much hope. It was the end of august and I though there is no way it will survive. But it did! Not only did it survive but it also spread and now I have even more than I initially got from my friend.
This can be “danger” of growing a mint. It spreads quite fast and it can, in no time, take over your whole garden. I don’t mind that so I will let it grow and spread even more.
When is the best to plant seeds? In spring, off course! Mint likes sun. Minimal care is needed as I said so give it some water and it will do all the work itself.
You can harvest the mint at any size. Just pinch off the leaves/stems whenever you need or want them. If you want to wait for it and harvest bigger amounts then wait and pinch off the yellowish leaves from it to help the grow.
Where can you use it?
My favourite tea in the world: Mint Tea! I could drink it any time, day and night. So a tip: if I come for a visit, load on some mint tea. LOL!
You can make this Delicious Mint Ice Cream.
You can freeze mint leaves in ice cubes and get the ice tea in the summer.
You can dry your own mint and use it during the winter in tea. Just hang the mint stems hanging upside-down on a warm and windy place for a few weeks.
You can also store fresh mint in the freezer.
Use it to decorate your food and impress your guests.
This was it. Not so much work for lovely mint. If you have some additional tips for me, please write at firstname.lastname@example.org Help spread the word and share this article with others. Thank you!