Every herb garden should have mint. It's easy to grow, suitable for myriad dishes and cuisines, and also brings bees and fragrance into the garden. Mint is ideal for making mint teas, popping in iced water with some lemon juice, or for adding a bit of zip to a garden salad. And let's not forget the mojitos!
A rapidly spreading perennial, plant in a confined garden bed or planter to contain its sprawl. Harvest often to maintain a compact plant. Leave a few plants to flower to feed bees and other beneficial insects. Prune back hard in autumn as plants begin to die back. Freeze leaves for use throughout winter.