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Mint comes in many varieties or flavours and does well in containers, but it is invasive so it will need its own container. The only companion plants suitable to growing with mint is another mint as they will take over the whole container. If you do decided to grow mint plants together, grow one with contrasting habits such as ones that grow tall with ones that grow lower to the ground. Mint is also virtually disease and pest free.
How Do I Grow Mint?
Grow mint from transplants as oppose to seeds as it is very slow growing. Mint is very low maintenance, and thrives pretty much anywhere. Be wary, it is invasive and will take over your entire garden if not contained or controlled.
It provides cover with it's thick growing habits for beneficials as well as attracts them with it's blooms. It is better being planted by itself because of it's aggressive nature.
2 Tbsps: Vitamin A (9%), Vitamin C 2%, Fibre (3%), Iron 7%, Manganese (6%)
Harvest mint anytime when the plant has reached 6 inches tall, and cut the mint stems back to a pair of leaves. This is where new branches will form. Try to give the entire plant a haircut off the top to prevent it going to bloom too early.
Preparing and using
Mint is can be consumed raw, cooked or used as a garnish to add a strong flavour to your dishes or in your cocktails.
Helpful Tips and Tricks
Plant mint in a self contained pot or container to itself or it will take over your entire garden. Keep on top of the harvest to prevent it from flowering and to encourage bushy growth.