Mystery Basil Bug

astrid123July 15, 2014

Hi everyone, I grew a basil plant from seeds indoors and its now about a foot tall. Only problem is that these pale areas are starting to appear on the leaves with tiny blacks dots in them. On the leaves I can also see tiny tiny oblong, pale, fast moving bugs. Any ideas of what this can be?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I don't know what that is, but neem oil will most likely take care of it. Be careful because not all neem products are the same - look for one that is labeled "organic" and/or "safe for use on edibles up to the day of harvest".

This post was edited by zensojourner on Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 13:08

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 1:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I can't really see the bug well in the photo, but my guess is Thrips. The damage looks like thrips damage and they are tiny and oblong in shape.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 4:00PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
banana and lime mints
I would love to hear from anyone growing these and...
thyme as a house plant
HAPPY 2015 with snow on the ground (just a dusting)...
Mold on Dirt
Couple of questions. I am using the Burpee Greenhouses...
Something is eating my basil leaves
Hello - I planted basil seeds in my raised garden and...
Small ant like insect in chamomile flower
Hello dear friends This is first time I am growing...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™