Weekly planter: Mint will tolerate hot, wet summer

April 19, 2015 12:01 AM

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The vegetables and herbs that thrive in the wet South Florida summer would fill only a very small garden plot. But here’s an herb that you can plant now: mint (mentha). Mint loves a wet summer, and I’ve had success growing it even in swampy ground.

Most popular varieties, of course, are peppermint (piperita) and spearmint (spicata), but the mint family has a variety of members, such as apple mint, ginger mint and bergamot. Technically, many of the most commonly used herbs — including basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary and sage — are part of the e...

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