4. Bug and rodent repellent
Mint plants, including my cherished Chocolate Mint, have been said to repel flies, fleas, mosquitoes, ants, mice, and rats. Because of this I keep a pot of mint by my swing growing right along with my lavender and purple petunias. I also grow some by my chicken coop. Since I have recently placed a couple of pots on my back patio, there has been a notable decrease in mosquitos there.
5. Great Gift
Because chocolate mint multiplies easily, it is a great plant for gifting. Have a tea loving friend? Pot one of the runners, and share the tea! Having a tea party? Once your plant is established, you can plant enough Chocolate Mint starters for all your guests! For added charm, plant them in a tea-pot or tea-cup. Your guests will be delighted.
Now, this hardy plant is wonderful, but there are a few tips and tricks I need to share with you!
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