Help-my basil is turning black

jannie(z7 LI NY)July 20, 2005

I have basil ghrowing in a container. It rained twice in the last week, plus its been very hot and humid. The basil leaves have lots of black spots. Is this from excess moisture? If I cut off the leaves with black spots, all I'll have left will be stems.

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sounds to me like mold... try spraying it with cool chamomile tea.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2005 at 6:18PM
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Is this from excess moisture?

That's exactly what it is. Some of mine is doing it too. We've had a lot of rain recently.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2005 at 8:16PM
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BunnyCakes(z5 MA)

I'm no expert, but could it be related to mold?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2005 at 6:57AM
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BunnyCakes(z5 MA)

Just tried this . . .

Do a google search on "basil turning black" - I think you'll find your answer. I tried to copy and past a URL for you but this system won't let me.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2005 at 7:05AM
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ALL 6 of my basil plants are turning black. They are in the ground. There was a horrific rain all day long a week ago. It has been in the mid to upper 90s since. Each day my basil plants turn blacker and shrink up. I see where everyone seems to think this is mold. But WHAT DO I DO ABOUT IT. One person suggested spray with tea. How do I do that? I have picked off the leaves till there is hardly anything left. Is there any hope? What is my next step. I have searched the internet and can't find the answer.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 10:43PM
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