Mint is probably the most invasive of all herbs. Give it a chance and it will take over your garden. Look at this picture, taken just outside my back door. You can see how, even in the really poor soil there, and in a place that gets precious little light, the Mint is still galloping off. Every inch or so that root grows, it puts up another little plant.
How far would it travel if you just left it, I wonder? Back in October I adopted one of this plant's siblings
But it hasn't done so well indoors. It went very spindly - probably didn't get enough light.
I prefer to keep my Mint coralled in containers like this one:
I must get round to re-potting my Mint soon, if I want a decent supply of this lovely herb during the summer. I've done most of the other herbs, so the Mint needs its turn too...
What's your favourite way of using Mint? Mint sauce with roast lamb? In generous handfuls in a Tabbouleh? In an Indian yoghurt Raita? Mint and Chocolate ice-cream? It's so versatile!