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Jun 12, 2020 3:46 PM CST
Wiltshire, England
I'm very new to plants and wondering if these leaves curling up is reason to freak out?
I have a number of baby catnip plants in various windows, hanging in others.. And they're all doing this. Is it supposed to?
It's been overcast for a week, a bit chillier and quite humid.
When they're thirsty they look dead, so don't think that's it. Too much moisture?

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Jun 12, 2020 11:17 PM CST
Name: Sally
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I have never grown it inside, only have plenty of it which Volunteers in the garden.
I think yours look ok. Do be careful off keeping too wet as little seedlings don't have much root system yet and they are easy to drown. Give plenty of light, it is a plant that can grow in full sun when grown outdoors.
Plant it and they will come.
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Jun 13, 2020 3:43 PM CST
Wiltshire, England
Yeah. I panicked... Watered. Now they're drooping! So I guess I learnt a valuable lesson.
I will be more careful about overwatering in the future.
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Jul 10, 2020 1:32 PM CST
St. Catharines, Ontario Canada
My Catnip plant leaves are wilting lately in the mid-day heat. They perk right up at night and in the early morning. It's been very hot lately and have been growing mine in containers outside. They are getting about 4-5 hours sun a day. I actually moved them into a spot with less sun recently as they seemed to be withering away. I started mine as tiny seedlings. They're doing pretty well now and flowering (July 10th).
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Jul 10, 2020 1:54 PM CST
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Mischyf said:I'm very new to plants and wondering if these leaves curling up is reason to freak out?
I have a number of baby catnip plants in various windows, hanging in others.. And they're all doing this. Is it supposed to?
It's been overcast for a week, a bit chillier and quite humid.
When they're thirsty they look dead, so don't think that's it. Too much moisture?

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Add a small fan to dry out the humidity in the area and a grow light. Easy additions will make the plant much happier. It's seems to be struggling in the current situation.

OR:

If it's possible can harden off the mint before placing outside in full sun,
either in pots or a space in ground.Will grow much better outside. It will grow to 3-4' . Then in fall harvest seeds and have seeds to start again in pots.

Harden off plants video. https://youtu.be/yM0LgcsJQpM
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