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amziepickles
May 18, 2020 1:36 AM CST
The leaves of my Golden Pothos, which I have had for about a week, are turning yellow. My apartment is north facing so doesn't get any direct sun. I also have only watered it once since buying it. I don't know whether this is a sign of over watering or under-watering?

Mint - supposed to be one of the easiest herbs to keep alive but mine is dying. I live in extremely hot temperatures but mint is supposed to be able to withstand this climate. I've taken it indoors now as the leaves were dying quickly. How often should mint be watered?









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gardenfish
May 18, 2020 2:41 AM CST
It's hard to tell without pics. Can you post some? On the mint, yes, they do need a lot of water. I live in a hot climate, not as hot as yours probably is, and I water every day in the summer. Mints also need a lot of shade in hot climates, no sun except for some early morning sun.. mints often lose their bottom leaves as they grow.
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May 18, 2020 2:44 AM CST
I water my large pothos every 10 days and my smaller one about every 7 days. The best way to know if your plant needs water, is to use your finger to feel the soil. Stick your finger down the side of the container and feel down an inch or two. A yellow leaf is an indication you need to water more often. After you water your pothos lift the pot and feel how heavy it is. Now when it becomes light weight again, you use your finger to l manage watering.

Your mint plant has to acclimate to the outdoors very slowly because its used to a greenhouse or shade cloth and not used to direct sun. If you put it in the wrong spot without acclimating it, it will suffer.

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gardenfish
May 18, 2020 2:46 AM CST
Luke, good idea about weighing the weight of the pot. I often do this.Typically pothos don't need as much water as many people give them, thus causing their problems.
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