Falls Church, Va
|How do I protect my basil plants from insects. Three plants was destroyed already by these pesky insects. They chew huge holes in the leaves.
|Answer from NGA
April 24, 2005
|Large holes in leaves can be caused by caterpillars or snails/slugs. They can be excluded by using a summer weight row cover. You could also try a repellent such as a garlic based spray. Since this is a food plant be sure to read and follow the label instructions carefully.
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