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My 1st Herb Garden with lots of Questions

18 years ago

Hi all,

I've started my first garden and decided to begin with Herb plants from my local Garden Center. After planting (in pots) I discover a basil with possibly spider mits, and a greenish / clear spider. My mint (in it's own container) has been chewed on a bit and my parsley had little tiny black bugs.

I tossed one basil and two parsley, then thought hmmm, should I try to ride it out a bit?

What is the best method for starting herb gardens? Seeds or established plants? If established plants from nursery gets bugs right away, is it a loss, or will the bugs go away with time and diligence?

Any advise for a new gardener would be appreciated.


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