My herbs seem to be dying! Is it the little black flies?Hi all,
I planted basil, chives, and parsley and (separately) mint. The mint has fared terribly, many of the leaves going completely black and the tips of the remaining leaves also black. I cut down most of the plant (hence no photo) but even the little sprouts coming up seem to have the plague.
The parsley (see photo) has brown tips, and the basil is all but dead and never really even grew much. I have these tiny little flies crawling all around my container and wonder if they are the source? The garden store suggested that I have whiteflies (though these certainly aren't white) and recommended an organic spray I have been using but it does not seem to work :-/. Any suggestions?? I'm a first time gardener, so this is terribly disappointing!