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fancyflea
Wharton, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 19, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9089436

Hi, I've noticed this past week that the mint leaves have little holes in them and this morning I noticed tiny black balls all over the top of the leaves. They looked like tiny seeds. I did spray them off with the hose. The plants are in containers on my deck. Would love to get rid of whatever it is but need an orgainc solution as I will be eating the mint.
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 19, 2012
9:53 PM

Post #9089701

Sounds like some kind of caterpillar and the little black balls are it's poop! I'm also seeing various caterpillars eating my plants. Got 2 tomato hornworms eating my bell pepper leaves. Got a brown one with black stripes that was eating my hibiscus. They're not eating anything anymore...If you have time, look under the leaves very carefully and you might see the offender! Janet
fancyflea
Wharton, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9089971

Thank you Janet. I had a feeling it was poop...I'll check under the leaves and in the container.
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9090598

Ha! I just found a little green worm on my potted orange mint! Glad I looked!
fancyflea
Wharton, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 21, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9091410

Glad you found your culprit, I'm still looking. Will check tonight when it is dark.

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