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Spear or apple mint for cooking?
We are talking here about mint. Emailer Valerie James has space for a pot of mint on her balcony and wants to know if there is an all-purpose kind.
Here is a quick and, I hope, helpful run-down of the two or three mints most commonly available – there are many more to be found at Jekka McVicar’s website and nursery (jekkasherbfarm.com).
Spearmint (Mentha spicata), has pointed bright green leaves and is the type to grow for using in mint tea and making mint sauce...
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