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how to make my plants grow

well its a thyme plant. when i first got it it was growing like crazy now its just stuck . and it has holes in the leaves . does anyone know what cause it ? and how i can make my plant start to grow again? when u pick the leaves to cook does that make the plant die?


Asked by michmm03 at 11:05 AM on Jun. 3, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Sounds like the pot is holding too much water. Or the plant is diseased. You might need to completely start from scratch soil and pot wise. If necessary, you take the plant out of the pot and wash the roots, get a new pot with a hole in the bottom so excess water can drain out, fresh new soil and plant the plant. The bigger the pot the more room for the roots to grow and the bigger the plant will grow.
    I'm fortunate enough to have an outdoor herb garden, so my herbs aren't in pots any longer.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:43 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • you may have bugs. you can mix a little bit of dish soap with water and spray the plant with it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 AM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • No, when you pick the leaves for cooking it does not kill the plant. It actually helps encourage new growth. Holes in the leaves could be bugs eating it. If there are bugs, you can make a homemade pesticide that will wash off when you wash the leaves.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:44 AM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • put it in a bigger planter as well to encourage it's growth. Plants are limited to how far thier roots are allowed to grow :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • umm .. the holes are not like eattin they start like a sall soft rotteing looking spot on the leave.. and when i just left it b 4 it just grwe and rotten the whole leave and the leaves fell off but now i like poke it out and it just leave a hole .. is that bugs 2? and idont think the roots are cowed bacause its in a good size pot. ..

    Answer by michmm03 at 12:21 PM on Jun. 3, 2010