Fresh mint is so versatile that it should be a staple in every garden. Plant several varieties and use them in drinks, sauces, salads, jellies, desserts, or as gorgeous garnishes.

Close-up of Mint Leaves

How to Grow Mint

It’s easy to grow mint! Check out these savvy tips for planting, growing, and harvesting.

Mint Contained in a Pot

Tame Your Mint

Discover this simple, effective trick for keeping mint (which tends to spread) in check in your garden.

P. Allen Smith

5 Ways to Use Fresh Mint

Garden and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith shares his favorite uses for mint, straight from his kitchen.

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Tasty Recipes

Minted English Peas

Minted English Peas

Two spring favorites, English peas and mint, come together for a fresh, flavorful side dish.

Parsley Tabbouleh

Parsley Tabbouleh

This popular Middle Eastern salad calls for mint along with other fresh herbs and veggies.

Cool Spiced Tea

Cool Spiced Tea

Take your iced green tea up a notch with this mix of cinnamon, citrus, and fresh mint.

Fresh Heb Hummus

Herb Hummus

Fresh mint, basil, and chives liven up the flavor of this easy Mediterranean dip.

Fresh Watermelon Salad with Mint

Watermelon Salad

Sweet, juicy watermelon gets spiced up with red onion and mint – just the thing for picnics!

Grilled Eggplant with Mint Marinade

Eggplant with Mint Marinade

Flavorful mint marinade makes a yummy infusion for eggplant in this grill-friendly recipe.

Planting Plans

4x4 Herb Garden with Mint

4 x 4 Fresh Herb Garden

Watch mint, rosemary, chives, oregano, basil, parsley, and thyme all thrive in one convenient space.

4x4 Summer Garden with Mint

Easy 4 x 4 Summer Garden

This one small area can yield a surprisingly bountiful harvest of delicious herbs and summer veggies.