Mint is one of the easiest plants to grow. It is a perennial and the seeds can be sown in a pot or in the ground. Once this tenacious herb has found a place in your garden, you can easily propagate the plants. You simply take cuttings and transplant them once the roots are well formed.
Mint needs moist soil and requires only moderate sunlight. It grows in and around all garden plants, just like weeds. It is a tenacious plant that bites into everything. The trick is to cut the mint plant back again and again and limit its growth, otherwise this herb will thrive in your garden.
The offshoots of mint are among the most aggressive in the entire plant world. If you plant mint in the ground, you will probably wonder in the first year what all the fuss is for. The second year you will find a few wandering offshoots and in the third year the plant knocks on your bedroom window! Mint even grows under obstacles, resurfaces on the other side and continues to grow even without water in the summer.
Different kinds of mint
The herbal mint belongs to a large family with more than 30 species. There are about sixteen kinds of mint that you can cook with. Our three favorites are peppermint, apple mint, and spearmint. Peppermint has a pungent and pungent taste, but a pleasant minty aroma. This plant is about half a meter high, but can reach three meters in flowering. The lance-shaped leaves have deep notches when fully grown and the flowers are usually purple.
Apple mint gets its name from the slight hint of apple in its fragrance, although the aroma is not always discernible. This mint is good as a garnish because the thick leaves wilt very slowly. This type has white spots on the leaves.
And, last but not least, there is spearmint. Spearmint has a fruity smell and taste and goes well with many foods, such as salads, sauces, teas and dips. The plant has bright green leaves and purple flowers.