Whatever you do, do not plant mint directly in your garden bed. It sends out runners (stolons) just under the surface of the ground to spread and it will take over your garden. It is delightful to pick your own fresh mint from the garden, just plant it in a pot to isolate it. You can keep mint from overrunning your garden by sinking a bottomless pot (at least 15 inches deep) in the ground. The top of the pot should extend two inches above the soil. You can also grow your mint in containers above the ground. MB HANA's Garden Scissors are perfect for harvesting fresh mint and our Mini Hori Hori is just right for container gardening.