Mint in pots
I divide my mint in spring and repot with lots of space and it romps away. Now it’s tired again. Should I divide and repot?
If you use a lot of mint, certainly worth sorting out those 2 containers. Coming to the end of their leafing stage now but cutting back, splitting, possibly discarding some roots to give the best ones a chance to grow. Watering and a decent mulch should see you OK for next year.
I would, yes. Cut back, take them out, find a good rooted piece, and pot it back up. Discard the rest - compost it, giveaway little rooted plants, whatever. It'll probably give you more leaves this autumn until it gets really cold. Then trim it back and it'll shoot again in spring and be nice and bushy.
Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon
“It's still magic even if you know how it's done.”
Give it a bit of Fish Blood & Bone or Growmore fertiliser as well … mint is quite hungry.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Cutting back the stems/leaves you can then dry them to use later on in cooking or if you like a mint tea.
Very nice tea.