Basil Plants
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Basil leaves eaten

Anonymous added on July 8, 2015 | Answered

I have always had a problem growing basil, different varieties. I usually buy plants and within a few days all of the leaves are eaten, at least they look like they are eaten. They're all shriveled up. I don't see anything on the leaves and nothing else in the garden is eaten.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 9, 2015

The most common culprit for this is slugs. They love basil leaves. Read this article for some advice on getting rid of them: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm

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