How to overwinter mint in the bed and on the balcony

How to overwinter mint in the bed and on the balcony

How to protect mint in the bed from frost and snow

When the gardening year draws to a close, the last flowers and leaves on the mint plants wither. After the first frost, the above-ground parts of the plant can be cut off and disposed of. If a hard winter is just around the corner, we recommend these precautions:

  • Cover the mint in the bed with sticks or straw
  • there is still enough air penetrating here so that there is no rot
  • Place potted plants in front of the south wall of the house on a block of wood
  • cover the substrate with sawdust or leaves
  • wrap the jar with bubble wrap or jute
  • ideally move to frost-free, dark winter quarters

also read

  • Caring for mint correctly - practical tips for beds and balconies
  • Growing mint successfully - this is how it works in pots and beds
  • How to properly plant mint on the balcony

Experienced hobby gardeners are very happy about permafrost with bright sunshine. If there is no snow, however, it is not only the mint plants that are threatened with considerable drought stress. In the frozen ground, the roots cannot get moisture and there is no wet replenishment from above. In view of the clear frost, the watering can is used to supply the herb plants with water on a frost-free day.

Tips & Tricks

Do you cultivate one of the pure mint species? Then, with a little luck, your specimen will deliver a rich yield of single-variety seeds shortly before winter. Simply collect the ripe, brown fruits and take out the seeds. If stored in a dry and dark place, you can grow a new mint for the next year.