Spot of Gardening

Gardening in South Louisiana

Mighty Mints

Once upon a time in a land called the Kitchen Garden, three small Spearmint plants moved into a  3′ x 4′ plot.  There was plenty of land for everyone and they grew up happily.  The owner of the land was told by everyone to plant them in pots so the Spearmints would not take over the entire garden but the Spearmints seemed harmless and there seemed to be enough land for everyone.   As time went by, the Spearmints filled up their plot of land and began to move entire families into the neighboring plots of land.  They seemed intent on conquering the entire Kitchen Garden!  The owner objected to this and began to evict them from the neighboring plots of land but was kind enough to find new homes for them.   And away the young families of the Spearmints went to their new homes.  Meanwhile, new families of the Spearmints continued to try to expand but the owner continues to insist that the Spearmints remain within their boundaries.  Lately, the owner have found a Chocolate Mint and an Apple Mint who wanted to move in.  Having learned her lesson, the owner has graciously allowed them to move into two beautiful condo apartments, i.e. the hanging pots.

The Spearmints (2) Chocolate Mint (2) Apple Mint (2)

April 29, 2010 - Posted by | Herbs | , , ,


  1. LOL…I enjoyed your post! I can relate…I planted peppermint and had enough for the whole neighborhood. I finally had to cover it up with cardboard and mulch. Very creative post!

    Comment by Amy/GoAway, I'm Gardening! | April 29, 2010 | Reply

  2. I confess I’m a mint lover big time. I have all your mints and pineapple mint , orange mint and curly spearmint. Though unruly , I love them. Even weeding them out is a fragrant, pleasant experience. Do you have a lemon verbena? Fruit salad with chopped lemon verbena leaves , veins removed, is heaven!

    Comment by Becky | May 1, 2010 | Reply

    • Wow, you do have a lot of different mints. I’d love to have an orange mint and lemon verbena. I’ll have to put those on my “plants to look for” list. The pineapple mint sounds interesting, too. Does it really smell like pineapple?

      Comment by ryublade | May 2, 2010 | Reply

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