Mint Plants
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Mint

Zone 560043 | bhanjamo added on May 21, 2018 | Answered

Hi All, I have recently planted mint in a pot. I have added 80% soil and remaining compost and cow dung fertiliser. However I see the leaves are getting curled and the plant is not healthy. Uploaded pictures. Please advise. Thanks, Mona

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MichiganDot
Answered on May 21, 2018

Mona, have you looked for tiny insects at the stem tips? This is often where aphids attack and suck juices from the leaves (or flowers). Aphids come in many colors and can be hard to find since they move very slowly. If you find some, a blast from the hose, clipping off the infested tips or applying neem oil will help. Pinching out the curled tips will also make your mint branch out and produce a nice, dense plant. Another possibility is too much water. Make sure the soil is dry an inch down into the soil before you water again. Let us know if your problem persists.

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