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Reasons to Grow Mint

Nothing says refreshing and relaxing like mint (mojito on a tropical beach, anyone?). It’s a delicious herb with a wide range of uses that even the most hopeless gardeners can master and put to good use. Keep reading for some tips on mint taming and longevity brought to you in our own ini-mint-able style (with credit to Colleen of Grow, Forage, Cook, and Ferment [Mint1]

Mint Settles in for the Long Haul

Although mint is a plant, it’s not a Triffid, and while it can and will spread, this takes time. Similarly, Mint Marketing has been around for 20 years. We’ve grown from a one woman band to a team of 20! 

Avoid planting mint in, or anywhere near, your regular garden beds. You probably don’t want it to take over your garden. It’s a great plant for a rocky herb garden, a neglected corner of your yard, or a high traffic area. Just keep a close eye on it and harvest any new plants before they stray too far. 

Both mint and Mint will spread from its roots, and can cover great distances. They can go under, over, around and through obstacles to get places – sometimes as though by magic!

Mint Can Be Guided

We suggest growing mint in a container to help it stay put. But potted mint can get a little sparse and scraggly looking after a couple of years – just like our editors after long hours and late nights on a bid!

Since the rhizomes which cause mint to spread aren’t deep, it’s possible to plant in a garden bed without it escaping. It will try to take over the garden bed, but you can plant other hardy perennial herbs like rosemary, sage, oregano and thyme to keep it in check. 

You might feel similarly about Mint Marketing – you invited us in for one small piece of work, and now you’re using lots of our services. We have also become a hardy perennial!

You Can Take as Much Mint as You Please (and then Some) 

The best part about growing a plant as aggressive as mint is you can be aggressive without harm. Cut handfuls of mint at a time, we dare you! There won’t be any damage. Chop it down, pull it out, turn it into something delicious! Or cut large bundles of mint to dry for use in winter – there will always be plenty more!

It’s the same with Mint Marketing. Use as many of our services as you like – marketing, branding, bids, training, events – pick a leaf, pick a bunch, there will always be plenty more! You don’t need to hang us up to dry for use during winter though – we’ve got fresh ideas all year round!

Mint Grows Well in the Shade 

If your yard has shady patches, try planting mint. While it prefers full sun, it can tolerate some shade, which will prevent it from spreading as quickly. 

We Mint editors like the sun too, but can work when you turn the lights out to go home. And we don’t mind working late (or overnight).

Mint Can Grow from Cuttings 

Mint is super easy to grow from cuttings, even re-rooting itself – just put cut mint in some water until the roots grow, and then plant. Or just plant it straight from the cutting if you’re feeling lazy.

Did you know the Mint team grew this year with the arrival of baby Thea, a joint production from Luke and Tilly?

You Can Completely Ignore Mint (and It Won’t Feel Bad) 

Let your mint grow and do its thing, then take as much as you want, and it will still thrive. It doesn’t need special watering or fertilising, it really will just grow.

The Mint team don’t really need watering or fertilising (although donuts are always a good idea). We just need to work with your team to produce the best possible results for you!

Mint is a Great Plant for Lazy Gardeners 

When your mint goes to flower, it will attract bees and also repel houseflies, cabbage moths, ants, fleas, mosquitoes, and even mice. Truly excellent rewards for your laziness and brown thumbs!

The Mint team is here to help. While letting us go to flower probably isn’t the best idea, with the right direction and input, we can quietly work in the corner (or at home) on your bid, adding extra value in ways you don’t expect.

Mint is Good for Your Pets 

Chickens love fresh herbs, and mint is no exception. If you’re blessed with room for a coop, plant some nearby to keep the fowl less foul.

Cats and dogs also enjoy mint, and a little bit is good for them, acting as a natural flea repellent. Catnip is in the mint family, as Chopper – Kath’s cat – can well attest. He likes to put his best paw forward, helping with graphic design.

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Mint is Good Medicine 

Mint is also an amazing medicinal herb. It aids digestion, freshens breath, and soothes an upset stomach. Peppermint oil is particularly good for headaches, which are often caused by tricky bids! You probably should feed mint to any Minties who have worked the overnight shift prior to tender submission. It will make life more pleasant for everyone.

So don’t be afraid to grow mint (and Mint Marketing). We’re a versatile, handy and hardy addition to both your garden and working lives. Soon you’ll be wondering how you ever got by without us!

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Disclaimer: The content of this blog post is intended for general informational purposes only. The information provided is based on the author’s knowledge and understanding at the time of writing. Mint Marketing Pty Ltd advises to use this information at your discretion, and Mint is not liable for any action taken from reading this information.

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