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Chocolate mint

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Chocolate Mint

Mint lovers, you can have it all: peppermint, spearmint and many “specialty” mints, of which chocolate mint is just one. Like other mints, this one is easy to grow, even in partial shade; keeping soil on the moist side is best. Subtle in flavor, chocolate mint leaves work well in deserts, cocktails, green and fruit salads.

I let mint wander over the border and into a section of lawn to help deter ticks. I also like the way it looks, especially when in bloom. 

Next up: apple mint.


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