Basil Plants
Q.

What’s eating my sweet basil?

Zone 8B | cajunangel added on April 5, 2012 | Answered

Something is eating my entire basil plant from the top up, leaving me with only a few bottom stalks. This is not a bug nibbling on the leaves but rather something (not a neighbor!) taking the entire plant. I planted new ones in a different area of the herb garden but the fresh plant nearest the older ones was eaten last night. Any clues?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 5, 2012

The most common culprit for this is slugs. They love basil and can literally devour plants overnight. Read this article for some advice on getting rid of them: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Basil Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More