Mint is great as tea, used to make mint sauces or in Thai and Moroccan dishes. Try spearmint, variegated pineapple and apple mint – but do not plant together as the flavours will become inferior.
Buy as a young plant, and transfer to a large container between spring and autumn. Stand in a sunny spot, water well and prune lightly in summer.
The more you pick it, the more it grows.
How to eat it
Mint is most popularly thought of as a garnish or to be added to drinks and cocktails. Try it mixed through salads, blended into pestos or mixed into ice cream. For more inspiration try these recipes…