June 6, 2007
A couple of weeks ago I went to Richters Herbs on our way back from Toronto. It was a long detour from the 401 and well worth it. Inside was an impressive array of herbs, sometimes over 15 varieties of one type. I had my eye on the Mojito Mint, a Cuban mint brought over to Canada last year. This mint is used in mojitos, a Cuban drink made with rum, powdered sugar, lime juice and club soda. This will be a tasty little drink on a hot summer’s day on my new deck!
Note: mint is very invasive so it’s best to plant it in a 2 gallon pot lined with weed barrier and placed in the ground. Last year I had a pot of chocolate mint on my deck that didn’t come back, probably because I didn’t protect it from the harsh Canadian winter and it froze and died. Planting it into a pot in the ground will ensure that your favourite mint comes back and behaves.