MINT (Mentha Genus)
From tea and cocktails to a classic sauce for roast lamb and a must for lamb Biryani, mint is one of the most used culinary herb. There are hundreds of mint plant varieties and far too many to name here. Most types of mint require the same, or similar, growing conditions.
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Moist but well-draining soil.
Mint is a hardy perenial plant and and tolerate cold and hot weather. Plant one or two purchased plants about 2 feet apart in moist soil. One or two plants will easily cover the ground. Plant the seeds indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost, or outdoors immediately after the last expected frost date. The edible leaves can be added to salads, soups, sauces, and vegetables. The leaves can also be used to flavor teas.
Mint should grow to be 1 or 2 feet tall. Mint performs its best in full sun, as long as the soil is kept moist, but it also thrives in partial shade. Mint is considered an invasive plant, since it spreads vigorously.