Mint can live for some years in a pot with only the occasional trim to remove rusty leaves, but it gives its best flavour and fragrance from new growth. Rejuvenate your plants by digging up old plants, replacing the potting mix and replanting sections of rooted, healthy clumps. Cuttings sprout easily in water too. Keep a jar full of mint on the kitchen windowsill so you don’t have to trek to the herb patch on wet evenings. When repotting, don't throw surplus mint roots in the compost heap – they will grow! Though you will then have a nice, minty smelling compost heap!
Put early seed potatoes out for a dose of Vitamin D. Just make sure Jack Frost can’t reach them with his icy fingers. You want sprouts on your spuds that are short and seasoned. If you leave seed potatoes in the dark, the sprouts get too long and are likely to snap
off when you bury them in the soil. Sprouting early potatoes helps them get off to a good start when planting out, since you’ll be planting them in much cooler soil than main crop potatoes, which are planted out several weeks later.
is the month’s active time, the First Quarter phase is relatively prolific, even when the temperatures are low. Sow brassica seeds into the soil warmed by your cloches. Divide and replant rhubarb. First quarter Gardening by the moon This