Mint plant

Asked August 3, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

My mint plant is looking very weak. It has been raining a lot here in Miami, but I don't want my plant to die. What can I do? Here is a picture so you could maybe help me out because I don't know what to do.
I am having a similar problem with my Basil plant. Thank you

Miami-Dade County Florida gardening herbs mint

1 Response

Most herb plants do not do well in South Florida Summers. They are not well adapted to the heat , huidity and direct sunlight, plsu the pressure form diseases and other pests. I don't see anything wrong that jumps out from your pictures.

Try moving them into a screened covered patio or porch to reduce the amount of direct sunlight and excessive rainfall. Be cautious about fertilizing.

You may want to consult with your own Miami-Dade County Extension Service - I will forward you question to them.

Here is their website: http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/