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Mint leaves - white spots, help!

 
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Hello! First time trying to grow mint and I started noticing the white spots on the leaves ( photos attached) . Can someone please tell me:
1. What are they and how do they come from?

2. Are the leaves edible ?

3. How do I treat my mint and is there a way to get rid of whatever is causing this?

4. Please suggest some products to purchase if I can spray something on it.

THANK YOUUUU
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Looks like spider mites or some similar little suckers.  You could try misting with soap water.

They are not dangerous to eat, just weaken the plant.
 
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Welcome, Lidia!

You can do a search in the “growies” forum for spider mites to learn more about them.

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This happened to my plants as well! They're just spider mites, no worries.
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