I have a mint plant in a window box. Little tiny gnats or flies keep attacking it. The leaves get little brown spots and brown bumps appear on the stalks. How do I get rid of these pests before they kill my plant?
Jennifer Colliau, bartender at San Francisco's Heaven's Dog and owner of Small Hand Foods, loves using mint in her drinks, but she warns home bartenders against using wooden muddlers with this delicate herb. Use a spoon instead, lest you end up with a drink that tastes like toothpaste. This tip will come in handy when you're making your next Mojito.