Coriander Plants

Eaten Herbs


HerbLover95 added on November 24, 2017 | Answered

Hi, I have a lovely little pot of herbs out the back of my house. Which include: Corriander, Parsely, Basil, Chives and thyme. I Seasol them every Monday.However, recently (about 1-2 weeks ago) my basil started getting eaten. We found 2 little pristine white bugs about half the size of an American penny. But the eating continued and had only 1-2 leaves of basil left, the others were munched on and or stubby. I went away for 3 days and when I came back the Parsely and Corriander had been munched on and there was barely anything left. I sprayed the herbs with Eco oil pest away thingy. What is eating it and how do I stop it? Please hurry because if you don't I'm afraid my herbs will be nothing but dust. Lachy (P.S. I live in an Australian possum prone area.)


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BushDoctor
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Answered on November 24, 2017

If nothing else works, then I would suggest slicing hot peppers into water. Boil them for 15-20 minutes. Strain and let cool enough to pour into a spray bottle. Spray them down. Keep in mind that this will stick to the plants, and being an alkaline solution, the best way to get this off to eat them is to use an acid such as lemon juice. After, you may wash them with water.

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