I have an adorable pig pot….an adorable pig pot that murders everything I put into it. Yes…it is probably user error, but I do partially blame the pot for lacking a drain hole. Inevitably I drown everything I have plant in my adorable death trap. It is really surprising to me how far a little bit of water goes when it cannot drain out the bottom.
Well, using my powers of observation and listening to our customers, a woman was talking about a small mint she planted near a leaky faucet in her backyard and how it had EXPLODED and was thriving in the damp soil. AHA, lightbulb!! Finally, an answer to my problem!! I immediately purchased a chocolate mint for my adorable pig. (Sidebar, if you have never heard of chocolate mint, you are really missing out. It smells just like a Thin Mint…hello, yum!). I planted my little herb, and was very careful not to over water it. SO careful in fact, that I fried it. I am talking COMPLETELY dead…black stems, no leaves. Just twigs. My pig looked like it had been struck by lightning. NO!!!!!!!!!
Not again, I am trying so hard and getting nowhere! UGH. It was at that point…as much as I hate to admit it, I gave up. Threw my hands up and side “FINE!!” And I walked away. That was about 2 months ago…give or take.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago…upon watering the plants I have managed NOT to kill, I noticed some green sprouts in my pig pot. Weeds…darn them, the pop up everywhere…why can’t THEY take a hike? Fast forward to this past Tuesday…hey, those sprouts are bigger and are starting to look very mint like. SO, I smooshed them, and sure enough CHOCOLATE MINT! Holy moly, it came back from the dead! And just in time for Halloween. Who knew? Maybe it really is an indestructible plant!