Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow, with a variety of flavours to choose from. They grow best in most soil types, in sun or light shade. To keep their roots contained, they are best suited for large pots or bottomless buckets sunk into the ground. You can pick mint's leaves and shoot tips from spring through to autumn.
Mint is a herbaceous perennial and dies back over winter, then re-sprouts every spring, living for many years. You can use mint in all kinds of dishes, including salads, sauces, pesto and desserts.