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mold on potted mints

Posted by balconygirl 6a (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 29, 13 at 16:24

Each time I've planted mints over the years on my balcony (new pots, new soil) they've ended up getting mold spots. SO this year, I planted two pots, placed them far away from each other, and tried to ensure good space and air circulation. I've tried to keep them on the drier side, but when the leaves droop, about every 3-4 days, I water. But ... they are still getting mold spots!

My balcony catches quite a bit of wind, and has direct eastern exposure. I use the mint regularly. I pinch off any spotted leaf as soon as I spot it, and try not to infect the rest of the plant with the hand that took off the mint.

What can I do?

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RE: mold on potted mints

balconygirl, try to identify the causative organism. Maybe Canada has an equivalent to the US Extension Service which is our resource for solutions to this kind of problem.
Find out if it is soil-, water- or air-borne.
When that is known, you might be able to manipulate the environment or change the 'care and feeding' program for your mint plant in order to make life difficult for the pest.
This might sound complex or complicated but once you start, you will find that the process is simple and straightforward.

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