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Why Are The Leaves Turning Brown?

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Samuraisan | 10:38 Tue 04th Jun 2019 | Home & Garden
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I bought a beautiful fresh mint plant from the garden centre a couple of weeks ago. It did well for a weeks or so, but now the leaves are turning brown on the edges. I have be careful to keep watered and it is not in the sun. Any ideas ? I won't even bother telling you about my poor old Thyme. It seems herbs are very difficult to maintain.

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Thanks TonyV, but no, it's not quite like that. Just the edges of some leaves turning brown. Nothing on the stems.
Join the club - I can never keep herbs alive :-(
because its in the shade and may be too wet! Mint, like many herbs likes it dry and sunny once established. Same with thyme.
Yes, perhaps too much water? I bought a cheap mint plant last year from Waitrose (the sort you're supposed to keep in the kitchen), put it in a large pot outside and it's large and very healthy now with hardly any extra watering. Same goes for sage, marjoram, thyme, chives, dill - all healthy with hardly any watering.
If grown under glass the plant has been forced & not hardened off for outdoor planting.
should be ok to shove out at this time of year
wind turn soft leaves brown.
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Ah that could be it Tambo. It's on our terrace and it has been quite windy lately. Dropped now, so let's see.
Mint, unlike most herbs, actually prefers shade!

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