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White spot on mint leaves

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 21:33

Finally got a pic of my mint leaves: 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24736.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24738.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

If it's a deficiency in the soil, do I need to add anything like supplements? It was repotted not that long ago.

 

Slugs

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 10:52

Great suggestions in this thread.  I had slug infestation in my herb pot last autumn to a point they were even climbing into my partners ashtray and just last week I found a dried up slug on the welcome mat! 

I'm surprised to hear salt didn't work as we put salt around the edges of the balcony and it seemed to have reduced them.

White spot on mint leaves

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 10:33

Hi Dovefromabove,

Thanks for your advice.  I think my mint was over crowded and growing from the kitchen windowsill.  I bought it from a supermarket with four plants in one pot and it began to get leggy.  Afterwards I repotted it and split then put it outside and it has grown relatively well again - except for the white spots!  I will post up a picture of them tonight when I get back!

Thanks again.

White spot on mint leaves

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 10:16

Thats a similar image I found on Google but will post one up of my mint leave when I get home later this evening!

White spot on mint leaves

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 10:16

Hi Dovefromabove,

Thanks for your post - I noticed half my post was cut off when I submitted it. It's happened quite a few times now when I have created a post.  Must be a bug!

White spot on mint leaves

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 10:12

Hi everybody,

My mint has finally decided to bush out after much worry but the leaves have white spots on them.  I've had a quick inspection and can't see any infestation plus the basil and parsley pots look alright (i.e. no spots on them) and they are next to each other.

Here's an example I found of what it looks like:

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?sa=X&biw=915&bih=400&tbm=isch&tbnid=AWK6SAfdpfoYDM:&imgrefurl=http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/herbs/msg0808361823318.html&docid=cmqaFCDVavyjVM&imgurl=http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w235/shubadupapap/mint_leaf.jpg&w=235&h=208&ei=JV6sUbfoKcPH0QXDhIGQDg&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,r:0,s:0,i:84&iact=rc&dur=470&page=1&tbnh=166&tbnw=173&start=0&ndsp=5&tx=90&ty=113

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?sa=X&biw=915&bih=400&tbm=isch&tbnid=AWK6SAfdpfoYDM:&imgrefurl=http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/herbs/msg0808361823318.html&docid=cmqaFCDVavyjVM&imgurl=http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w235/shubadupapap/mint_leaf.jpg&w=235&h=208&ei=JV6sUbfoKcPH0QXDhIGQDg&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,r:0,s:0,i:84&iact=rc&dur=470&page=1&tbnh=166&tbnw=173&start=0&ndsp=5&tx=90&ty=113

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 I've checked around and can't see any insects plus the neighbouring pots of basil and parsley are not showing similar signs.

Does anyone have any advice?

I have also bought this bug spray from B&Q http://www.diy.com/nav/garden/garden-care-watering/pest-weed-control/insect_control/-specificproducttype-insect___bug_control/Bug-Clear-Ultra-Gun-750Ml-33-Free-11907627 but abit hesitatnt on using it incase I poison myself.  I heard soap and water works just as well.  Does anyone have any advice?

 

Many thanks!

 

 

 

White spot on mint leaves

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 10:11

Hi everybody,

My mint has finally decided to bush out after much worry but the leaves have white spots on them.  I've had a quick inspection and can't see any infestation plus the basil and parsley pots look alright (i.e. no spots on them) and they are next to each other.

Here's an example I found of what it looks like: 

It's been as low as 4degree celcius outside and there's still not much growth on the pruned mint and my rosemary has started to turn brown on the edges on new and old leaves.  I changed all the soil and repotted the plants and watered them when I was bringing them out into the new greenhouse.  It appears that the rosemary either didn't like the new soil or being put outside. :/

Pictures to come after Monday!

Thanks all again for your help.  I don't know where me and my plants will be without your advice.  

Leggy mint - help!

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 08:53

Hi all, thanks again for your advice.

 

Greenp12 - thanks for the tip! I will certainly try that.  I'm planning a visit to the garden centre this weekend so will look for some alongside my greenhouse!

Leggy mint - help!

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 13:32

Hi all,

Thanks for the really useful information, Italophile.  I will def look at making another trip to get some more pots and stalks to tie the tomato plants.  This might sound shocking but I think there were at least a dozen or more seeds in that packet and we were told to sow all at the same time. I think I will throw away the weakest stalks and just keep a few of the strongest as space is somewhat limited on our tiny balcony.

I am actually getting to the point of being extremely annoyed with the Boots, supermarket and B&Q bought grow your own packs.  They provide you with the soil, seeds and pot and tell you to sow all of the seeds in the packet without telling you to repot or plant in a garden (which we don't have anyway).  For someone with very little knowledge about gardening, it was getting really confusing why all of my homegrown herbs and fruits just wilted and died so soon after germinating. I bought a grow light, plant food, kept the temps warm and kept it watered.  Thank God, I found this forum!

Blueboots, thanks for the link - that site is very resourceful.  It's actually worrying that these places are setting amateur gardeners up to fail.  From now on, I will plant only four/five seeds in a pot!  I'm actually wondering if my mint plant is at the end of it's lifespan now as I've given it a bigger pot, took it outside and it doesn't seem to be making much of a difference.

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