I like mint plants, they smell nice, they fall under my “minimal maintenance” requirements and they’re fairly hard to kill. I also like the look of horror that crosses our local garden expert’s face when I say that (they make me promise that I won’t put them in the ground, I assure them I won’t – my husband “won’t let me”).
Currently I am growing seven kinds of mint in pots on our back patio. Pot 1 contains a lone Peppermint; pot 2: Pineapple mint, Chocolate mint, Lavender mint, and pot 3 has Apple mint, Orange mint, Moroccan mint. I am still lacking spearmint, but I plan to rectify that soon.
The Apple mint, Orange mint, Moroccan mint are the newest in my mint collection. Much to Gavin’s horror, my MIL agreed to allow me to leave them on our cart at our outing to the garden center, they even got a new pot to live in.
I am planning on making some chocolate-chocolate mint ice cream at some point over the summer, and perhaps experimenting with different mint-ice cream combinations.
You’ll notice the mint pots have wind spinnines in them (almost all of our potted plants out back do, as do the wine barrels), that is so O is attracted to them and not the dirt, at least that’s one theory – sometimes it works! O is a huge fan of playing in the dirt, and I usually prefer that the dirt stays in the pots. Thankfully, O is also a huge fan of waving the spinnies around, so the plants usually get off unscathed.