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Q.My sweet basil plants are being chewed up

Zone 5 | flowerpowergirl added on June 27, 2012 | Answered

Help! Bought starter plants to eat, so don’t want to use anything that would prohibit being able to do so. Plants are over a foot high now; have lots of chewed-looking holes on many leaves. Many thanks for any help.

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Answered on June 28, 2012

This sounds like slugs, which love basil. This article will help you with the slugs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm

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