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Basil leaf damage and curling

Posted by rayliveshere 6A (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 2, 07 at 20:43

My basil this summer has seemed unhealthy with curling leaves (see pic) and leaf damage, presumably by an insect I haven't seen (see pic). Does anyone have ideas on either issue? I'm used to big, healthy basil.

Here is a link that might be useful: Basil leaf issues, see images 253-258


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RE: Basil leaf damage and curling

The leaf curling could be caused by either too much or too little soil moisture. Leaf turgidity, the amount of moisture in the leaf, water pressure, is a cause of leaf curl.
Something is chewing on the plants leaves, perhaps a rabbit? If no insect is seen it may not be that and slug damage is most often in the center of the leaf not along the edges.


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