Thursday 2 December 2010

In Mint condition...

The other day I spotted this tiny "volunteer" Mint plant amongst the gravel near my back door.

"Small, but perfectly-formed," I thought, so I decided to adopt it. I have potted-up the plant, and plan to grow it indoors to see if I can get fresh mint in the middle of Winter -- which would be a rare treat.

This is a 3-inch (7.5cm) pot, so the plant is very small

I don't expect this plant to be a huge success, because indoor plants seldom get as much light as they would really like, (especially during the Winter months) but I'll enjoy the challenge of producing "something from nothing", as it were.  I'll let you know how it turns out...


  1. If it's that hardy it should survive, hopefully.

    I know, the fox is really a nuisance, but I can't help feeling for it in this weather!

  2. We have volunteer mint and lemon balm all over the our yard here in GA. I don't usually use either of them though.

  3. It sure is cute... in your yard! I prefer keeping mint in pots (on the concrete driveway so it doesn't escape out the drainage holes). Otherwise I end up with wayyyy more volunteers than I need! Good luck with your indoor light, I hope it works!

  4. Yep! Mint is potted here too...or it takes over. Nice when you walk on it though.

  5. I am sure your mint will do great, mines keep growing like crazy regardless everything else in the garden is going numb


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