PLANT MINT & TRIM STRAGGLY GROWTH
During the winter months, mint can get rather untidy – or dies down completely – so before it bursts back into full spring growth give plants a good trim. You can chop them right back to ground level if you wish. Definitely do this if there’s any sign of rust – those orange-coloured spots on the leaves. Mint has a very strong root system and will bounce back quickly once the temperatures rise, so you needn’t fear being without a crop for too long. You could always pop in a couple of new plants while you’re at it (you can never have too much). I’ve just planted some in a big pot – where its wandering ways will be contained.