Monday, April 24, 2006

Fresh Mint

One of my favorite herbs. I hope to grow some in my new garden, that I'll get *very* soon. Our big move is coming up!


The Cookbook Junkie said...

Just make sure you plant it in an enclosed area - mint is very invasive. I pulled so much mint out when we bought this house. I love it but it was out of control.

Clivia said...

Mint is high on my list when I finally - some day - get a garden. Until then I grow it on the balcony but I think they need a rather large pot to like it.
I have read that if you plant the mint in the garden inside a bucket with the bottom cut out (you dig it down, obviously) it doesn´t spread too bad. Oh, and you can grow Jerusalem artichokes too and other lovely things.

Anne said...

Thanks for the planting tips! I'm leaning towards having all my herbs in large wooden "pots on legs"... and I really want to have rhubarb. I need to learn way more about gardening, that's for sure. I was considering asparagus - but it takes three years before you get anything, and I'm so impatient!

Pene said...

Yes, keep the plants in pots, unless you are willing to spend a lot of time in the garden. But look for different flavours of mint - like chocolate & pineapple. Pennyroyal mint makes a great groundcover between stepping stones or in a little area too small to mow.

Myrea said...


I'm miss piperita from Italy. I love mint too (in fact "piperita" means "peppermint" in Italian), it has a very fresh taste which makes it good expecially on summer.
I like peppermint shampoo too! :-)

Nice blog.