Yellowing Herbs
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Charmaine Condy
Posted on: April 6, 1998

Last Thursday I was in and purchased about a dozen herbs. My scented geraniums seem to be having problems. They are in my plant room that has growing lights. Numerous leaves have yellowed on the plants - not just the bottom leaves. I have been pinching off the yellowed leaves; however, there seems to be so many. Is there something that I can do to save these plants, e.g., feeding, etc.?

Most herbs and scented geraniums need full sun and will get yellow leaves if the light is not strong enough. Even under your lights it may not be enough. Growth will get long and skinny. Try moving the plants to a sunnier spot or buying a double light fixture to place over the plants to augment the natural light. Check the Magazine Rack section of this web site for an article by Conrad Richter on growing herbs indoors.

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