Herbs forum: Has this mint plant reached the end of its life cycle (at least the leaves)?

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Barcelona, Spain
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Gabe1982
May 25, 2016 12:04 AM CST
Hi folks,

I was wondering if my 2-month old mint plant has reached the end of its life cycle leaf-wise?

Please have a look at the images.

I water it, the soil is new, but the leaves are turning yellow and dropping. I hardly harvested any leaves...so no abuse can be blamed her for the leaf-dropping.

My idea is that it has reached the end of a cycle and now from the root system, new stems will grow. Am I right?

In fact, there are some shoots appearing at the bottom with weirdly strongs stems and nice dark green leaves.

Shall I just go ahead and get rid of all the old stems and let the new ones take over?

Any information is welcome. I really want to take care of this plant.
Cheers
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
May 26, 2016 6:21 PM CST
Think you have a bound root problem. I keep my mint in a 5 gal pot, and still have to thin the roots, yes, new growth is attempting to relocate for survival, will start all the new plants you might desire
kitt
Barcelona, Spain
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Gabe1982
May 27, 2016 12:05 AM CST
kittriana said:Think you have a bound root problem. I keep my mint in a 5 gal pot, and still have to thin the roots, yes, new growth is attempting to relocate for survival, will start all the new plants you might desire


Hi there,

It's in a massive 30 cm diameter pot. So, I dont get it. I replanted it only 2 months ago.

I thought it has reached the end of its life cycle, but if it is rootbound I need to repot it, right?
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Phenolic
May 27, 2016 8:11 PM CST
Personally I would just take some cuttings and toss the old plant away since mint cuttings root so easily. Shrug!
Barcelona, Spain
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Gabe1982
May 29, 2016 3:57 AM CST
Phenolic said:Personally I would just take some cuttings and toss the old plant away since mint cuttings root so easily. Shrug!


I got rid of all the stems...and cut the whole thing back to the level of the surface. Was that a good idea? OR I should have uprooted the whole thing and used cuttings instead?

Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Jun 14, 2016 6:22 PM CST
I don't think mint does ever reach the end... I planted a mint plant in July of 2015 and it is going as strong as ever. Even after living through a MN winter under the snow.

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