I’m not the most domestic person. It’s not a part of my personality or skill set.
But last summer I decided, as I was living at home for the first time in a very long time, that I wanted to grow mint.
- By all online accounts, mint is so easy to grow it’s nearly impossible to kill. Sounds great!
- Mint can be used in food and drink. Easy and edible, I like it.
- They sell mint plants for super cheap at the garden store. Budget-friendly is great.
By all measures, mint and I had just become soul mates. The husband and I went out and bought one tiny mint plant. I put it in the garden, fed it organic fertilizer, and waited a few days before picking off a few leaves. The fresh mint was delicious! Tossed into an icy cold beverage, a few leaves created minty perfection.
But my plant was so small and helpless, if I kept pulling off its leaves, soon the little baby mint would be naked and die.
So I went back to the plant store and bought two more mint plants, carefully placing them next to the first and giving them plenty of that high-end, organic fertilizer. (more…)