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I have mint and peppermint growing in pots outside and are not looking great, few leaves and a bit leggy. Any suggestions and getting them back to their best? They are in partial shade.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,312

    They stop growing and die back for the winter. Just leave them be for now.

    In the spring cut them back and repot , discarding the older centre of the plant and using the newer root runners that you'll find in the pot ... they'll grow nice and strong again next summer.  

    If you want to try to get some going indoors for the winter you could divide a clump and pot a piece of root up and put it on a bright windowsill indoors and you may get some new growth ... although I'd have brought a pot indoors while it was still growing as it's easier to keep it going that way.  However it's worth trying. 

    Last edited: 04 November 2017 08:44:04

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  • That's good to know, thought I had been neglecting them.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,312

    Even if you had been, it's very hard to kill mint image

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