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Q.Dying Herbs

Zone shallotte, nc 28470 zone 8 | kat emr added on March 15, 2022 | Answered

recently got 4 herbs from lowes – dill, mint, lavendar, rosemary….they were healthy looking, had just been watered, so brought them home, put in sunroom, checked every day so they wouldnt dry out….low and behold, they are dead!!!!! WHAT HAPPENED? this isnt the first time either! if we’re supposed to be planting gardens for our food in this goofy world, then we’ll STARVE! everything I plant is dying!!! had a jade, christmas cactus, angel wing begonia, geranium etc….they have all died! followed watering for each, light requirements, etc. my green thumb has turned BROWN! HELP PLEASE, used to be a great gardener!!!

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Answered on March 15, 2022

Unfortunately, without seeing photos, it would be hard to say what happened. Likely, overwatering is the cause. Using contaminated soils can be an issue, as well, as reusing such soils.

It is important to ensure that the soil dries out, at least, down to about 1/3 of the container, completely. Once it is dry, the plant can be watered again. Be sure that the container allows all extra water to flow from the container, freely.

Unfortunately, there are so many factors that can go wrong, indoors. This article will help you to get started, though:


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