Sometimes simple articles like this one are so worth the read. I bought a small mint plant from the grocery store last week, and have been watching as the leaves have slowly withered and dropped. Until reading this, I didn’t know it was more important to have a wide shallow pot than a deep one. Of course, I didn’t even remove the little plant from its original plastic planter, so that’s mistake #1. I swear, the second I transplanted it into a wide dish, it perked up immediately. The roots start to choke themselves in close quarters and need room to spread out!
It’s also helpful to know the different kinds of mint plants out there and how their uses differ. One of them is even toxic to eat! Read more at the Foodie Gardener: