Mint - With so many mints to out there, which one is the best for your garden? Before you choose your perfect mint, think about how you will be using it. Standard mint is great for adding a tangy taste to a chocolate tart, salad or even a cheeky mojito.
For something a bit different, look at chocolate mint. It has a very slight cocoa taste to it and it’s not as potent as other mint varieties. For soothing teas, look at growing peppermint in your garden. Just break of the leaves and let it brew for a while. Great to soothe you on those late sleepless nights.
If you enjoy Asian cuisine, you can’t go past Vietnamese mint. The leaves add another dimension to your dishes, with their taste and their distinctive appearance.
Regardless of the variety, mints are best grown in pots as they can get a bit wild if left unattended in the garden. They love full sun to part shade and a good well drained soil. Although, Vietnamese mint prefers a slightly wetter soil than their minty cousins and they can’t handle being dry, so ensure that you water well.
If you can’t decide which mint is your perfect match, just grab a pot and grow them all!