My basil plants have brown spots on the lower leaves, - Knowledgebase Question

Traverse City, Mi
Question by carath61
June 10, 2009
I planted basil for the first time and have noticed brown spots on the lower leaves. I did not see any pests. What is it?


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Answer from NGA
June 10, 2009

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The spots may be caused by environmental conditions, insect feeding or disease. Whatever the cause, there's nothing you can use against the problem if you intend to eat the leaves. I would just pinch off the affected leaves. New leaves will emerge and they should be healthy. Best wishes with your basil.

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