Thymes leaves white spots

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    tamvanTamVan
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    Why are my thyme leaves have tiny white spots on? What sickness is this and any means to control it? It’s been the case since last year.

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    gardencompaniongardencompanion
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    is it powdery and goes under the leaves? if yes that’s scale insects.

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    CarolCarol
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    Hello TamVan, scale insects infection is very probable but could be another thing as well like chlorine in water especially if you’re using tap water for your plants. I’d be more confident giving my opinion if you could post a picture but only if that’s possible…


    “You got to be a gardener to appreciate dirty and muddy hands.”

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    alec55_58alec55_58
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    Yes a picture would be very helpful for us to provide a better diagnosis.

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    tamvanTamVan
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    Guys thanks for your replies. See picture below as requested. As you can see, it’s quite dominant and it’s in all the leaves. 

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    CarolCarol
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    This is absolutely caused by chlorine from the tap water. What’s best is to collect rainwater for the plants or let the water from the faucet sit in for a few hours before watering.


    “You got to be a gardener to appreciate dirty and muddy hands.”

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    alec55_58alec55_58
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    I agree with you Carol. This condition is also evident in mint leaves. It doesn’t change the taste of the herbs though or at least what I believe.

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    jakipopjakipop
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    Thanks, learning something new here. Same situation for my basil leaves now and using faucet water too. Will follow your advice

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    tamvanTamVan
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    Thank you again for all the info guys! I confirm that I use tap water. Honestly it’s inconvenient for me to gather rainwater so I’ll settle with letting tap water sit in prior to using it.

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    alec55_58alec55_58
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    You’re welcome but I didn’t do much.  😀

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