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Posted on 14 May 2010 by urbangardencasual.com

How to Grow Mint & Make Mint Julep

mintBy Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Mint is a very invasive plant that needs some form of restraint.

What makes it invasive is what also makes it easy to grow.

Mint can be started by seeds, cuttings, simply bending a branch to the ground and rooting, or by roots.

That is why restraining this herb is so important. Restraining can take the form of growing in a container or using landscape edging to surround the plant. But regardless of what type of control you choose one must always contain this herb.

Mint is a very good herb to start out with as a beginner gardener. It grows in all soil types, weather, and moisture level while it does prefer it on the dry side but will grow in moist conditions.

Keep in mind if you Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 07 May 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Relaxing with a Mint Julep: UGC Style

By Michael Nolan

Here in the south, nothing quite compares with having some friends over on a sultry summer evening, sitting on the porch and chatting over a refreshing mint julep.

A perennial favorite most closely associated with the recent Kentucky Derby, the mint julep is as much a part of the culture of the famous horse race as the race itself.

DID YOU KNOW? More than 80,000 mint juleps are sold at the Kentucky Derby every year!

Of course what would a julep be without that all important mint sprig? Well, it would be sweetened bourbon and nothing more and that’s just no good. If you want to partake Read the rest of this entry »

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