How to split creeping herbs

Do it:

Oct

Takes just:

30 minutes

As the weather turns colder in autumn, it's sensible to be prepared and insure your precious herbs against damage. Divide low-growing herbs such as Corsican mint and overwinter them in small pots, in a cold frame or cold greenhouse.

The following steps can also be used for lawn chamomile and pennyroyal.

You will need

Large modules

Compost mix

Corsican mint

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Fill modules with the compost mix for lemon verbena and firm in. Dig up some Corsican mint, or remove side shoots from a pot-grown plant with the roots attached. Cut off excess roots or top growth.

Gently push the roots into a hole in the compost. Back-fill and firm so the top growth is on the surface. Water well and place in a cold greenhouse, or on a cool windowsill. Don't let the compost dry out.

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