Q.Why Is My Lemon Balm And Mint Plant Behaving Like That?
My mint plant sometimes have strong stems and on certain days it becomes weak and flimsy. I tried to use stings to tie the mint plant together but it didn’t work. It’s the one on the right. Is there anything i can do to make it better? Also, the lemon balm on the left started to be like that today.
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This will happen when the soil is allowed to dry out too much, then get watered quickly. Sometimes the extreme differences in moisture will cause weak stems, temporarily.
The other common cause of weak stems will be a lack of light. This will be a little more consistent, though. They won't perk up after being flimsy in this case.
Watering will need to be done as the soil dries down to about 2 inches. Below that will be allowed to remain moist, and above that will dry out between waterings.
The plants will act a little more evenly with a modification of watering habits.
This article will help:
A moisture meter may help, as well: