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yellowing basil

Posted by seattlelisa W. WA (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 3, 12 at 20:00

I am having an odd problem with my basil. I planted some last spring, in large pots, which is doing fine. Later I decided I wished I'd done more, so I went to Trader Joe's and got some big starts, and planted those out in my own large pots as well. The TJ's basil is just getting more and more yellow. I don't know why. The nice green stuff is growing in the same dirt, and the same sun. Is there anything I can do to bring back the green?

Thanks!

Lisa


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RE: yellowing basil

You might try giving some fertilizer, but I have to say that I no longer buy any plants from TJs because they just don't survive very long. They look good to take home and then promptly die.


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RE: yellowing basil

Its temperature as far as I can make out.....below 60 at night and they start to yellow...... Take them inside overnight in future.
I am not sure if you take them in now that they will recover - although it could be that if you trim off the top portion of leaves then the new growth will be green.


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