We read that mint helps to keep away ants and mice, so we have now planted it around the porch and side of the house. Here's when it first went in -
Here's only 11 days later, it was already beginning to fill in -
The poor mint is now under a blanket of snow. My basil and rosemary and dill is inside, but the mint will have to fend for itself. It *should* be ok to last until the spring - my sage is in the same area and it comes back wonderfully each year. I guess we'll see how the mint does!
Mint is excellent for tea, tabouli salad, and other recipes. At one time I had several types of mint growing in my yard.....apple mint, orange mint, pineapple mint, chocolate mint, peppermint, and spearmint. They all smell so lovely. Once it gets going mint will spread like wildfire and take over everything.
Debbie Grejdus Spirituality Site Editor Spirituality Forum Moderator
Debbie, I forgot about chocolate mint! Oh my goodness that is soooo delicious. You can close your eyes and get lost in it's aromatic scent. I add it to a cup of tea or coffee and you would think you put the real thing in it. Yummy!