I have a small container with pepermint and another with spearmint.

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Can anyone tell me if and how to propagate these. My summer has been very bug free since I potted these. But soon the cold weather will be here and I would like to save them indoors as well as (if possible) split for more of the same.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 18, 2015
    You can bring them inside. Place in a bright location, They should do fine. Just remember to check for insects first.
  • Jane Jane on Aug 19, 2015
    Both will root well in water. Take cuttings before frost and place in a sunny window.
  • Shirlee m Shirlee m on Aug 19, 2015
    U can root pieces in water but I just plat mine in top soil & keep moist. They will live inside but do not like heat blowing on them. I have some planted in the garden & they spread rapidly & can take over your flower bed. Some of mine stayed green all winter. Happy gardening.
  • Suzette Trimmer Suzette Trimmer on Aug 19, 2015
    Mints of all kinds are constantly growing year around at my place spring through early fall outside and for cold bitter winters I always take cutting from any type dip in root hormone and stick in the window for sunlight. Within two weeks, I have another mint growing as a result. Or just remove from outdoor container to new larger one for inside.Good Luck mints are great for so many things.
  • 861650 861650 on Aug 19, 2015
    Here in N.C., the spearmint comes back every year and it can take over your planting beds and in to the grass. Does spearmint alone keep the bugs away or is it a combination of both. This year, aphids killed just about every flowering plant I had.
  • Carolyn Carolyn on Aug 19, 2015
    Just plant them, they will spread next year. They grow like weeds, if you do not want them to take over plant the pot as well.
  • Iberkeley Iberkeley on Aug 19, 2015
    Yes, as Carolyn says, they grow like weeds. Plant them in pots and cut them back when blooming. Here in OR they would take over my yard if I planted them without containers. And they are indeed perennials.