By KateGierok

Strawberries and mint are both aromatic types of food that are used in a wide variety of cuisines. While these plants can be grown in your home garden, both require special attention, placement and care. Keep some basic guidelines in mind to achieve optimal results.

Purchase strawberry plants from your local nursery or catalog.

Select the appropriate site for your strawberry plants. They should be planted in a location that provides good soil drainage and gets full sunlight.

Thoroughly till the soil in which you intend the plant the strawberries. The soil should be tilled to a depth of at least 12 inches. Be sure to remove all weeds, and add fertilizer as necessary—strawberries grow best in soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. If your soil is not in this range, add the appropriate type and amount of fertilizer.

Dig a hole for each strawberry plant. These holes should be spaced approximately five to seven inches apart, and should be wide enough to accommodate the root structures of the plants.

Place the strawberry plant in the hole with the crown of the plant just above the level of the ground. Fill in the hole with soil so the roots are completely covered.

Purchase mint plants from your local nursery or catalog.

Select the appropriate spot for your mint. Mint is a relatively sturdy plant and can do well anywhere; however, it does best with ample light and some shade.

Dig a hole for each mint plant. These holes should be between 12 and 18 inches deep. Punch holes into a black garbage can liner, and place it into the hole you made.

Fill the hole with dirt until it has been filled to within three inches of the top of the hole. Place in the mint plant into the hole. Cover the roots with soil.

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