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BANGKOK 22 May 2019 05:33

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Some of the seedlings we are going to plant in our herb garden are becoming dry and dead at the tips of their leaves.

What might cause that?

The potting soil is kept moist but not too wet.

Could it be too much sun?  Or perhaps not enough?

Any information would be appreciated.

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Generally, herbs don't like the sun. They are probably sunburned.

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29 minutes ago, grollies said:

Generally, herbs don't like the sun. They are probably sunburned.

Thanks for that reply.

We will try a net to partially block the sun and see what happens.

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As a general rule to watering any plants which are in direct sunlight .. Avoid getting the leaves wet. otherwise they will scorch in the sun, much like using a magnifying glass as a kid to start a fire or pop some ants. Water the soil only.

 

Where I stay we have a gardner who sprays the leaves thinking he's giving the plants a drink. Clearly not qualified for the job. I'm often out there snipping off the scorched stems and leaves.

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1 hour ago, roger buttmore said:

As a general rule to watering any plants which are in direct sunlight .. Avoid getting the leaves wet. otherwise they will scorch in the sun, much like using a magnifying glass as a kid to start a fire or pop some ants. Water the soil only.

 

Where I stay we have a gardner who sprays the leaves thinking he's giving the plants a drink. Clearly not qualified for the job. I'm often out there snipping off the scorched stems and leaves.

That sounds like good common sense.

Also something that would apply to Thailand even more than the Northeastern US where we're from.

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