How to grow basil?

Chill1000January 19, 2014

My basil plant I recently bought and planted has been going bad. The older leaves turn yellow and fall off. I suspected root rot but now I am not so sure. I was wondering if it needs to be fertilised?

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Fertilizer probably isn't the problem. Is it container grown? Inside or outside?

    Bookmark   January 19, 2014 at 11:30AM
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Water (too much), sun (too little), and plant not hardened off before locating it outside would top my list of problems for new plants, not fertilizer.


    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 5:48PM
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I am growing it outside in a fairly big pot considering it is a small plant at the moment. And its getting real close to 40 C / 104 F

    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 11:46PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Quite possibly your basil was grown in a green house and needs hardening off to the incredible high temperatures you're getting down there at the moment. I'd shade it if possible. Fertiliser is way down on the list of likely problems, as Fatamorgana said.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 1:03PM
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Thank you all :)

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 5:25PM
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