My mint has taken off in the last week or so, so today seemed like a good time to divide the plants before they become truly rampant in Spring. Before division I gave the plant a good haircut and made my self a cup of mint tea.
I have harvested from the below plant a lot lately and while it could have kept going in this pot I think it will respond well to some TLC and new potting mix.
This is how I divide my plants: First remove it from its pot. I’m a fairly messy gardener hence no drop sheet or anything to collect stray dirt. Once the plant is out of the pot I usually just chop it in half with a spade ensuring the I am keeping about half the root system as well as half the leaves. (Apologies for the over exposed pics.)
I then repot the half I am keeping and discard the rest (alternatively this could be repotted in another pot.)
The below photo shows the divided mint alongside another which I have simply repotted in a larger pot. In this later instance I didn’t divide the plant. It will be interesting to compare any differences in growth. I use a lot of mint so hopefully both will be fabulously productive.