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Q.I Ordered Some Herbs And Tomato Plants Online But Shipping Was Delayed By 4 Days Due To Covid19. Do You Have Any Advice For How To

Zone Westborough 01518 | Anonymous added on May 27, 2021 | Answered

help them survive? Their in poor condition. I got thyme, oregano, spearmint and best boy tomato plant. All the leaves of both tomato plants are wilted and one of the stems is slightly brown towards the base. The oregano has alot of brown leaves but the stems look ok. Mint is the same, lots of brown leaves but some look ok. The thyme looks to be in the best condition. They were completely dry so I watered them immediately. I’m wondering if I should even bother transplanting them if they may not survive. Should I trim off all that is dead and wait a few days before transplanting? I can put in the time to help them back to life just not sure how.

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Answered on June 1, 2021

Yes, trim off any damaged or dead foliage and give them a good drink. Set them in part shade for a few days and let them recover. Then transplant to their permanent location.

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