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Totally minted… a salute to the herb that gives Mojito its mojo

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Close up of a woman enjoying a tropical mojito cocktail decorated with fresh fruit at the seaside at sunset sipping it through a straw on her summer vacation

Close up of a woman enjoying a tropical mojito cocktail decorated with fresh fruit at the seaside at sunset sipping it through a straw on her summer vacation

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Close up of a woman enjoying a tropical mojito cocktail decorated with fresh fruit at the seaside at sunset sipping it through a straw on her summer vacation

You don’t need to have much space to grow herbs. A few pots or a window box will do the trick. We grow ours in an old plastic fish box plundered from the beach after it was washed up in a storm. As long as your container has a few holes for drainage, some decent compost and a sunny location, most plants will take to it like, er, a herb to a fish box.

One of the easiest herbs to grow is mint. In fact, if you’re not careful it’ll spread wildly out of control, so keep it in a pot unless you want a rampant jungle smelling like the Wrigley’s factory. But nurturing your own little crop will bring a reward of mintiness far superior to those little plastic packets of limp leaves you get in the supermarket.


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