Last year, when I was all excited about starting my garden, one of the plants I bought was mint. "Oooh, man, be careful," people told me over and over again. "And for God's sake, don't plant it in the ground, plant it in a pot. Mint is a punk. It will take over everything, and even if you try to get rid of it, it always comes back. It is unkillable."
I took everyone's advice, and put my mint in a pot. And I saw what people were talking about -- that mint spread like wildfire. I'd take cuttings and start them in other pots. I had more mint than we could consume. It was mintapalooza up in here.
I killed it.
I'm not sure how I managed it, but all my mint is GONE. I kept hoping it would return, but it didn't. So a couple of weeks ago, at that plant sale I told you about, I bought a couple more pots of mint.
Soundtrack: Green garden by Laura Mvula