Basil Plants
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holes in several of my basil leaves

Zone south florida | carolgboca added on March 17, 2015 | Answered

There are holes in several of my basil leaves and some of them are yellow.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 17, 2015

Holes in your leaves indicate something is munching on your basil. I am a big basil fan and grow nearly 20 plants each year.
The fragrant basil sometimes attract unwanted bugs, caterpillars, and spiders. I prefer to cover the basil with a light netting to help cutdown on insect damage.

Neem Oil is a good safe product to use in the garden.

Here are a few links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/basil/how-to-grow-basil-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/basil/basil-diseases.htm

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