Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

21 best crops for your edible garden

Our top picks for veggies and fruits to grow at home, from tomatoes to greens

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Mint

Warm-season herb

Of all the mint we grow, two are hands down favorites. Chocolate mint, because its leaves recall the scent and taste of a peppermint patty. And spearmints (pictured), whose quilted, dark green leaves add freshness to cold drinks and jellys; ‘Kentucky Colonel’ is the best in mojitos.

Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.

Grow all mints in low, wide bowls; otherwise, their roots will take over garden beds. Zones A2, A3, 1-24. 

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