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I have several herbs, rocket, basil, mint and they all seem to be affected by rust (but I am a novice so could be wrong). I want to keep them alive in a organic way as I use them for cooking. My additional complication is that I live in China and distrust local products that may just be "labelled" organic, so ideally a 'famous organic all round pest solution' might be available here or I might be able to source from friends / family at home.
Any suggestions would be welcomed.
John, Herbs are something I would never put anything on organic or not, it is much better to repeat sow seed in pots for annuals and have some ongoing bushy types coming on. I wash mine down now and then with a hose or toss the washing up water over them from a bowl, cut out any diseased stems or leaves and only use the fresh new growth for cooking.I am renewing my whole herb bed as they do out grow themselves, not having any idea of your weather they do need a South facing aspect and fairly dry conditions for the best growth.