Basil Plants

My Basil Has a Disease

ayelovecookies added on June 27, 2015 | Answered

So my basil has some black spotting/coloring on it. I am picking off leaves that do not have the color on it, and picking off the black area on individual leaves as well. Can I still eat the basil? Or if it has a disease, should I not?

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Answered on June 28, 2015

This is most likely Bacterial Leaf Spot.
I would remove the effected leaves and if you can improve the air circulation around the plants that should help.
Avoid watering from above. I would not consume the effected leaves.

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