Mint Plants
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Pests on herbs

Zone Cincinnati, OH | Kristen Thiel added on May 21, 2018 | Answered

I have noticed spots on my mint and basil. The basil was planted more recently, but I didn't notice if the spots on the mint showed up before or after the basil was planted. I had the same plants last year in the same place, with no problems Any thoughts on what is causing it, and how to fix it? Thanks!

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on May 22, 2018

    My guess would be Aphids, or another sucking insect.
    Insecticidal soaps or Neem Oil can be used on Herbs safely.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/homemade-aphid-control.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/basil/holes-in-basil-leaves.htm

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