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Q.Basil Turns Dark At Stem Base Then Dies. Why?

Zone 34145 | keyssandi@gmail.com added on May 14, 2022 | Answered

This is a new plant I just bought and transplanted.

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Answered on May 16, 2022

It sounds like a soil infection. This can be from soils that remain too moist for too long without a dryout, or from already infected soil.

If this is in container, I would not use the soil anymore. If this is outside, you will need to treat the area for severe infection.

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