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White stuff on my Apply mint

Hi guys

whats this white stuff on my apple mint leaves. The flowers are ok, the herb is doing fine and growing new fresh leaves which don't have the white stuff. But the larger leaves do





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,357

    Mildew. Mint is very susceptible. Cut the old stems down.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ok thanks I will do it today

  • Ok so I have cut lots of it off, my questions are

    1. is the mildew mint ok for human consumption?

    2. how can I dry it out and store it if it is?



  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,263

    Mildewed plants tend to smell musty.  I'd trust your nose on that one, but I don't think I'd eat the mildewed bits myself.

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • ok I will leave it

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