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What's this on my mint?

Friday, 22 Jun 12

I think this happened last year too, and went away in a few weeks. I was all set to make mint tea, but the spots are a little gross. (I don’t think they’re eggs, but still…)

It’s on both the spearmint and the peppermint, which are both growing in the pond border garden.

If someone knows how to get my pretty mint leaves back, aside from just waiting for it to clear up, please let me know.


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  • Mamabluestem

    Mamabluestem wrote:

    Anthracnose or septoria leaf spot?

    Posted on 25 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • HazelJ

    HazelJ wrote:

    I don’t think it’s anthracnose, as the spots aren’t enlarging, maybe septoria leaf spot, though as it does sort of look like the photos of it on tomatoes.

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    Could this be due to more-than-usual-or-necessary rain? I have it on my two variegated wigelias…..or maybe I should take a closer look to be sure.

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • xan

    xan wrote:

    The circular shape of the spots suggests some sort of fungus, but that’s the best I can do.

    Posted on 02 Jul 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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