Questions tagged [basil]

Basil is a culinary herb (Ocimum basilicum) from the mint family. Use this tag for all varieties of basil (sweet basil, holy basil, etc.)

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Why are my basil leaves turning black?

Seeking all the experts out there. Just while I was going out to water my basil plant just now, I realised that some leaves have developed dark spots as shown in the pictures. I have immediately ...
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Potted herbs dying in small outdoor “greenhouse”

First time plant owner here. I'm trying to get some potted herbs growing on an outdoor terrace, zone 6-7. Intermittent full sunlight ~3-4 hours a day, partial shade the rest of the time. Birds have ...
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Best wavelength mix for an indoor LED grow light used to grow basil

I want to grow basil. A lot of it. Unfortunately the winter is coming, and my plants won't be able to survive outdoors. Beeing an electronics engineer, i decided to DIY an indoor growbox, so that ...
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Basil Starts Wilting After I Cut the Branches

I grow my basil outdoor and it grows well ... until yesterday. But two days ago I cut some branches of basil plant and the next day it starts wilting. I thought the air temperature is too high (about ...
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Whats wrong with my Basil sapling?

I live in Pune, India. The weather these days is like Temp: 15 to 30 deg C, Humidity: 30 to 60%. The sapling bought from a local nursery a month ago, the plant is kept in the shade. We water regularly,...
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White spots on Tulsi leaves

There are white spots on the Tulsi leaves. Can't go outside to buy manure or fertilizers due to lockdown. Please suggest home remedies for this..
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Uneven coloring basil leaves

I have seen this from time to time Where the color of the leaves is uneven. This year I purchased the plants from two sources. One batch is nice even color and the others somewhat splotchy. Just ...
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What are the tiny black dots on my basil?

I repotted my basil plant yesterday as it was in a small seedling bag. Today when I checked on my plant, all of the leaves even the small ones that are growing, had black dots all over. Please help I’...
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Does bottom watering basil work?

I have a couple basil plants growing in pots. Normally I'm told that I should water it from the top and let it drain fully through the holes on the bottom of the pot. Can I bottom water these plants ...
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Click & Grow Bug Infestation

Our 4 week old Click & Grow Basil pods are sprouting nicely, and suddenly we have a tiny white bug infestation! How to get rid of them? Don't want to use chemicals as we plan to consume the basil, ...
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Black spots on basil leaves

I just got these basil plants a week ago and now they seem to have these black spots on them. All three of the plants are in the same general area, and all of them have the same symptoms. I recently ...
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Need tips on how to take care of my slightly browned basil plant

My basil plant hasn't been doing well this winter and most of the stems have dried up so I snipped them off and now I recently cut my basil plant down completely because the remaining stems had been ...
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White spots on Ocimum tenuiflorum leaves (chlorosis?)

I'm growing Ocimum tenuiflorum (O. sanctum) from seed. Since 1 week ago, some seedlings have white spots on the leaves. I didn't see any insect or so and the spots look like a “depigmentation” of the ...
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Hydroponic Basil: massive root growth, but little leaf growth

I am trying to grow some basil using the Kratky method under some cfl lighting. The root growth is massive and is almost filling my 1L jar. But the plant it self is not growing that much. 1 month in ...
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What happened to my basil. I remember only spraying it with dish soap and oil

I've only ever sprayed dish soap with oil. I usually only water my basil daily but its very rainy in my area. Please help in identifying why my basil has blotches on it's leaves
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Why isn't my basil pesto perpetuo doing well?

I have a basil pesto perpetuo (a variegated variety of basil) I'm growing because it just looks and smells nice (not to eat). It supposedly likes sun (it's in a pot next to a window that gets plenty ...
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White and black dots on basil

I have a basil plant and the tips are getting yellow with white and black dots does anyone know what this is Or how to treat it
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Why are my holy basil leaves turning black?

I have 2 holy basil plants in the same aeroponics setup. 3-4 days before all the lower leaves of one of the plant turned black and fell. Now today, the same thing is happening with the second plant. ...
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Bees surrounding soil of nearly dead basil

I recently took in a nearly dead basil plant from a friend. The stems were elongated and dark with only the leaves looking healthy. My recent observation has been bees surrounding the soil of this ...
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How to recover basil that's not growing straight?

My basil cutting is leaning heavily to one side, so much so that it's crooked and growing the second branch at right angles from the first! What a crazy plant. I think it'll topple over if I move it ...