Cheesecake with berry sauce and mint herbs
There are a number of varieties of mint herbs available, from Vietnamese mint to spearmint. These herbs grow well in moist, shady places, including in pots on your balcony or patio. Try ripping up a small handful of leaves and adding to drinks, salad and fruit salads. You could even infuse your own tea!
- Minimal care is needed for mint. For outdoor plants, use a light mulch. This will help keep the soil moist and keep the leaves clean.
- For indoor plants, be sure to water them regularly to keep the soil evenly moist. Place in a bright spot out of direct sunlight.
- Initially, mint plants are quite well contained with an upright growth habit, but if left to its own devices, can quickly run rampant with underground rhizomes. This makes mint the perfect choice for container gardening.