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The Popular Garden Trend That Mixologists Are On Board With
Creating your own drinks at home can be fun, and having a cocktail garden allows you to easily use homegrown ingredients. No yard is needed, just room for container gardening.
Cocktail gardens can be as simple as growing container plants such as mint, basil, and thyme that can be used in drinks such as mojitos, sours, mint juleps, and gin fizzes.
Jalapenos, strawberries, and rhubarb need a bit more care but can also be grown in containers. Citrus trees like lemons, limes, or oranges can also be grown in larger containers.
A cocktail garden can be started wherever you have space, water, soil, and sunlight. It can be grown indoors with grow lights or outside on a patio and overwintered indoors.
Mint is a great first plant that can be used in many classic drinks. Grow this fast-spreading herb in a container in a sunny location and keep it well-watered for best results.
Basil is another great option, and like mint, is easy to grow. It likes moist soil, plenty of sunshine, and continual harvesting, which will encourage the plant to grow bushier.