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Q.What are these white marks on my basil and what pest is eating the leaves?

Zone 30327 | Anonymous added on August 17, 2020 | Answered

Hello I’ve been trying to grow some basil and I keep having the same issue, pests are eating the leaves and there are white marks. I can’t seem to get health green luscious basil leaves! I have it in a well-drained sunny position. I bought a young plant and planted it and this is the second plant I have tried to grow.

Please help!

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Answered on August 18, 2020

For the slugs, try sprinkling diatomaceous earth on the mulch around the plants, and be sure to do so again after it rains. Try using a mild solution of dish soap and water in the evenings to wash any insects hiding on the bottom sides of the leaves. They require a lot of care, but they're worth it. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/basil/holes-in-basil-leaves.htm

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