How to Grow Herbs
Mint is best grown from root runners. All you need to do is dig up rooted pieces of the mint plant and plant them 30cm apart in well-composted, moist soil.
WARNING Mint can take over your entire garden it you are not careful as it will grow nearly anywhere - from areas with light shade to full sun.
The best spot, however for your mint plant is in a pot under a dripping tap.
As a Kitchen Herb
Chopped fresh mint can liven up most iced drinks. I especially love it in fresh lemonade.
If you love mint chocolate as much as I do, then try adding it to your favourite chocolate mousse or to hot chocolate....yum!
As Medicinal Herb
Mint tea is believed to ease away heartburn, nausea and even migraines.
Make the tea by adding 1 cup of boiled water to a quarter cup of fresh mint leaves. Let it steep for 5 minutes and sip slowly.
Warning Do not give mint in any form to children under 3 years and to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.
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