Mint brings a blast of fresh flavour to all our salads, drinks, and condiments. Plant mint seeds to grow a robust perennial that will produce a profusion of aromatic leaves. Mint thrives in a part shade location and spreads vigourously. To keep mint’s growth in check, it is best to plant it in a container and trim it regularly. Pinch sprigs of mint as needed or harvest bunches just before it flowers for maximum pungency. Make several harvests during the season and hang to dry for winter teas. Mint flowers are a magnet for bees.