Basil Plants
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Basil Problem

danos added on April 6, 2011 | Answered

I have planted purple basil indoors and it has germinated and is now around 1" tall. However, I have noticed that it has not grown for nearly 2 weeks (it was planted 4 weeks ago) and also seems to being cut off at soil level. The cuttings look clean (i. e. not wilted, spotted, have visible aphids). It seems like something is cleanly cutting it at soil level. Does anyone know what this could be and how to treat it? The seeds were planted in sterile potting compost. yp

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Nikki
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Answered on April 7, 2011

Yes, it does sound as if the seedlings are damping off. The above article will help with that.

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vdarr1darr
Answered on October 27, 2012

sounds like damping off. need great drainage

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halima
Answered on April 29, 2011

no one is anwer the q i asked

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Anonymous
Answered on April 7, 2011

This article can help you with preventing damping off:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/what-is-damping-off.htm

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danos
Answered on April 6, 2011

Thank you . I looked up both of these and think it may be damping off. I will start again and not overwater.

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Betty1935
Answered on April 6, 2011

Could it be "damping off" or cutworms?

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