Herbs forum: Lavender was doing great until this -- help!

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Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jun 10, 2017 9:03 AM CST
I was struggling with "wet feet" on my lavender plants until I put them in a "rock garden". Things have been going very well and then I noticed within the last 24 hours that some of the leaves have started to spot and when I look at the picture very closely, I see what looks like tiny little webs of some sort.

If recommending a pesticide, is there a good organic brand that works on lavender, basil, oregano, as well as vegetable plants?

Thanks in advance! I tip my hat to you.

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Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 11, 2017 7:17 AM CST
Sorry but I'm not much help. I've never kept Lavendar alive long enough in our heat/humidity to endure other problems. I do hope someone can offer advice for you.
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jun 11, 2017 10:52 AM CST
@pod -- thanks! I tried unsuccessfully as well (three times!) but my dear fiance bought me two more plants and with the advice of a master gardener (through texting and pictures lol), they've stayed alive for a month and are blooming.

I dusted it with sulfur this morning because I suspect they might me spider mites.
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jun 11, 2017 12:35 PM CST
Excellent! Please let me know how it does for you. Must be the spider mite season. They are in my tomatoes also.

I had read there was one lavender cultivar that was grown in south Louisiana ~ at a botanical garden, in a raised bed which was mulched with white rock. The thought was the white would reflect light and keep the soil cooler by also reflecting the heat.

For me the lavender goes "south" when the humidity gets worse and I don't know the antidote for that. Blinking
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
☺ I love flowers!! ☺
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jun 23, 2017 9:22 AM CST
The plants are still struggling but some stems are putting up flower spikes, so I think I may have stopped any further damage. Problem has been the constant rain -- Maybe I need to put them under an umbrella.....??

I used a powered wettable sulfur powder - I just used it to dust. I may use it in a solution and spray it on the plants as soon as the rain lets up a little.
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jun 23, 2017 12:41 PM CST
An umbrella could provide protection from the rain as well as the hot sunshine. That might be worth a try... Hurray!
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
☺ I love flowers!! ☺
Daylilies Dahlias Hibiscus Lilies Garden Photography
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jun 23, 2017 1:13 PM CST
These pictures aren't the best but it's what I have to work with now - It looks to be getting better...

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Together:
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Photo from earlier in the season
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I'll keep trying.... Sad
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll
Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
☺ I love flowers!! ☺
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jun 26, 2017 10:33 AM CST
I keep checking daily and I think the dusting of sulphur killed the spider mites.

It's been about a week since I dusted them and it's been raining almost every day or every other day, so I sprayed some insecticidal soap yesterday. Some of the stems are still sending flowers through, so parts of the plant are very healthy. If I can get them established, I might be able to keep them alive long enough that they'll come back next year! Crossing Fingers!
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Cat Lover Dog Lover Vermiculture Birds Bulbs
Canning and food preservation Butterflies Composter Bromeliad Bookworm Greenhouse
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pod
Jun 26, 2017 11:23 AM CST
I'm glad they don't mind the rain and are putting on flowers. What are your daytime temps running?

I agree Crossing Fingers! that you succeed!
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Jackie
Lake Lanier, GA (Heat Zone 7) (Zone 7b)
☺ I love flowers!! ☺
Daylilies Dahlias Hibiscus Lilies Garden Photography
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GenXNEGeorgia
Jun 26, 2017 12:57 PM CST
Right now we're in the mid to upper 80s - with corresponding heat indexes. But they're in a nice location that gets some periodic bits of shade in the late afternoon. Thanks for the good thoughts - they need all the help they can get Hilarious!
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll

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