Basil Protection - Knowledgebase Question

Falls Church, Va
Question by wesbao33
April 24, 2005
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.


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Answer from NGA
April 24, 2005

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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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