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Potted mint

My mint plant has grown quite sparse and has more stem than leaves. And some of the leaves have yellow marks on them! I thought it may be wind damage as we are fourth floor balcony.

Last edited: 29 July 2017 10:53:17


  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,207

    Hi Holly, I am no expert and I don't live on a fourth floor balcony but I do grow mint and mine can get straggly if its not cut regularly. I tend to give half the tub a serious haircut a few times a year and it sprouts from the roots again. I just use the remaining half until t'other is big enough to cut and then that gets razed to the ground as well.

    Others with more experience might be able to offer other suggestions image

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,656

    They certainly don't like being too dry. It's likely that it could be suffering a bit from lack of moisture, and yes, wind is very dessicating as well.

    Also - if it's staying long term in a pot, you need to use a soil based compost and not just multi purpose, as it's too lightweight and doesn't hold onto moisture so well. It would be worth cutting it right back, and soaking thoroughly, then repotting into fresh compost  image

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