Wednesday's In the Know: Mint: 25 (and Counting) Varieties & Tips for Growing
When heading to the nursery for this year’s summer planting, think beyond the traditional & classics. Moroccan Mint, Chocolate Mint, Banana Mint…. these are just a few members of the mint family that maybe, just maybe, will become family favorites!
1. Banana Mint
2. Moroccan Mint
3. Egyptian Mint
5. Orange Bergamot Mint
6. Lemon Bergamot Mint
7. Lavender Mint
8. Curly Spearmint
9. Kentucky Colonel Mint
10. Macho Mint
11. Habek Mint
12. Pineapple Mint
13. Chocolate Mint
16. Apple Mint
17. Ginger Mint
20. Grapefruit Mint
21. Licorice Mint
22. Basil Mint
23. Chewing Gum Mint
25. Corn or Field Mint
Culinary vs. Aromatic: With all these varieties, not all of them are meant for cooking so make sure you do a little research to see which varieties are best in the kitchen and those that are best utilized for their aromatic properties.
Growing Regions: Different varieties of mint grow best in different conditions! It’s best that you consult with your local nursery to see what is best in your region!
Growing Conditions: Most mint varieties like full sun – partial shade, moist environments. When planted, they should be grown in pots or contained spaces as they have a tendency to be quite invasive of their space.
Recipes: Come check out my website TheTableTogether.com or via direct link here for a few of my favorites, including, Freshly Squeezed Mint Lemonade, Tomato Mint Tapenade, Fresh Watermelon Salad with Ginger Mint Simply Syrup, and even a Bulgur Salad with Golden Raisins, Almonds, Mint and Lemon Honey Vinaigrette.
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