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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject: Basil not thriving Reply with quote

Hey guys

I purchased several Basil plants last year and kept them on an East facing window sill. They thrived for a while but then in 4 or 5 weeks they developed black spots on the leaves and began to wither.

I have read several of the posts here and I suspect I may have watered them to death - (please don't report me to ........... well, whoever deals with such crimes Wink )

In any case I will try again this year with less watering and I was wondering if there were other common problems with growing Basil that I should watch out for.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basil does not like the cool weather
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basil is hard to grow even with ready raised plants. They like warm weather. Try again in May or June
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to treat basil as an annual (though some 'bushier' types seem to overwinter) and start again each year. Usually this is forced on me by plants dying round october november each year.
If you've kept them going till now give yourself a pat on the back!!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grew Basil last year kept it in doors until summer.
It did very well for me then.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grew six types of basil last year none made it through the winter at all
time to start again
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As previously said above, I would try again throughout the warmer months as they will cope better this way
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