Basil Plants
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Basil – Gross Growth on Leaf Base

Anonymous added on July 30, 2015 | Answered

I never saw this before - on my basil plants, near the new shoots on the top of the plant, there is a mucus like substance surrounding the base of the leaves and around the stem. It is thick and drippy. I cut all the infected tips off - not to be gross, but it has the appearance and texture of 'snot' although milky white in color. I can't find anything online or in my books - and I am a Master Gardener in NJ! What is it?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 30, 2015

This is likely Fusarium Wilt.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/basil/basil-diseases.htm

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