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Peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, pineapple mint.. Oh how I love the mint family! I use this fragrant herb for stomach soothing tea, joint and muscle relief salves, and organic extracts for cookies and coffee but the uses are quite limitless. 

To keep your plants thriving through the summer months, you should pinch back and harvest often. I make a cup of fresh herbal tea every morning in early spring while I'm getting the plants established. Regular watering is also necessary, so plan on giving your mint plants 1 inch of water per week, more if the temperature is especially hot and dry. A layer of mulch is perfect for keeping the roots cool and helping the plant retain moisture between watering.

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