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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 PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

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

  • 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 Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,850

    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.

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • ok I will leave it

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