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Mystery Basil Bug

Posted by astrid123 none (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 15, 14 at 15:39

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?

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RE: Mystery Basil Bug

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

RE: Mystery Basil Bug

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.

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