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Q.When Do You Think I Should Bring My Peppermint Plant Inside

Zone Kitchener Ontario Canada N2M2K9 | Anonymous added on August 22, 2023 | Answered

I have a large peppermint plant in a pot outside. Can I separate it and leave some of it in the garden over the winter?

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Answered on August 24, 2023

It is often recommended to take cuttings and root them inside for the winter, rather than bringing in a whole plant. If you leave part of it outside, it may not survive the winter. Peppermint is hardy in USDA zones 5-9 and you are right on the edge.

If you prefer, you can dig up part of it and replant it to bring inside. Make sure you check for bugs before you bring it in. Be sure you bring it in before a frost is predicted.



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