04 Jun '11, 2pm

Mint is an amazing plant that is super easy to grow, but if you need help...

Mint is an amazing plant that is super easy to grow, but if you need help...

Mint is really the perfect place to begin as you build your herb garden. It's easy to grow and is really fun to add to many recipes, whether breakfast, dinner or desert. And don't forget to add a sprig to a glass of iced tea on a hot summer afternoon. If mint is the perfect place to begin when learning to grow an herb garden, why then are there don'ts about growing the plant? Mint is not just easy to grow, but its roots, which are called "runners," are incredibly invasive: they quickly grow, sprouting new leaves and new plants and they go. Mint will overtake a flower bed or garden in no time if you're not careful. So, read on for the Do's and Don'ts of Growing Mint: DO When choosing a location for your mint, find one where the plant will receive morning sun and partial afternoon shade. Plant on a patio, in a container. When planting the herb in a flower bed, first submerge...

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