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How to split creeping herbs

Overview

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.


How to do it

1

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.


2

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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