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muschi6
May 18, 2020 1:34 PM CST
Hi all - an extreme novice to growing herbs indoors here, so this may be me worrying over a very nothing situation. I did a curbside pick-up this weekend, and due to the circumstances, there was no conversation or ability for me to examine the quality of the plants before I accepted them. When I got home, I noticed that my mint plant is covered in black spots.

Does this look like something from which the plant can recover, or is this more serious (/fatal?) rust or blight? I'm unsure if I should stick it out with this plant, or contact the garden center about a replacement.

If it's not fatal to the plant, does anyone have any tips for how I can ensure the health of the plant?
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May 19, 2020 1:18 AM CST
You're keeping the soil too wet, allow the top inch to dry well before waterings.
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gardenfish
May 19, 2020 1:21 AM CST
This is a disease. Usually doesn't hurt it too much, but I wouldn't eat it. Sometimes caused by overwatering. Mine get it every spring. I don't spray, I just remove the infected leaves. The plant grows new leaves.
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