One of the most adaptable herbs, mint not only makes for a lovely houseplant but also yields a deliciously revitalizing crop that goes splendidly with a wide range of beverages and foods. Grow the best mint possible by remembering these Dos and Don’ts!
1. The Do’s
- Grow mint in a location that receives early sunlight and some afternoon shade to protect it from the hot sun, especially if you live in a hot climate.
- Plant the mint in a pot instead of your garden to keep it from taking over the entire space.
- Mint should be picked before it flowers.
- If you want your herb to stay bushy and under control, thinning it out regularly is a must.
- Pinch off the flower buds as soon as they appear to force the plant’s resources towards producing strong leaf growth instead.