information: Mint's are very easy to grow. They
readily make themselves at home in full sun to partial shade in
moist fertile soil.
Most gardeners don't have any trouble growing Chocolate Mint,
they have trouble containing it. Chocolate Mint should be
harvested frequently or
cut back to keep the plant it looking its best. Remove older woody
plants to allow newer younger plants to fill in. At the end of
the growing season cut plants back to ground level.
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Harvesting & Storage: All
of the plants in the Mentha family are best used fresh... but they
can be dried or frozen. Chocolate Mint is very hardy and can be harvested as
soon as new growth appears in the spring.
Young new growth is the
most fragrant and flavorful, but all leaves are edible. Hang
small bunches upside down in a dry, dark, warm area to dry. Leaves
can be dried on paper or on screens. Store dried leaves in an air