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Q.What is the purple on my sweet basil

Zone Newton nc | Pjnhky added on June 13, 2015 | Answered

I noticed this morning I have purple spots on my sweet basil leaves. I have sprayed fungus spray on them in the past. They were wilted yesterday and I watered them last night.

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Answered on June 13, 2015

The purple coloring usually indicates a mineral deficiency.
I like to feed my herbs with a little Epsom Salt weekly.
I would caution you: carefully wash the Basil leaves now that you have treated them with a chemical before consuming.


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