Tips for growing and caring for mint, plus our favorite recipes come harvest time
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Julie Chai
Planting. Mint spreads quickly and vigorously, so always grow it in well-draining soil, in a container that’s at least a foot tall and wide (and even bigger is better). Place the pot in a spot that gets full or part sun.
Watering. Water regularly, keeping soil moist but not soggy.
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