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May 27, 2020 5:43 PM CST
Los Angeles, CA
I'm so sad to see the basil plant I've been tending to for three weeks slowly turning yellow; there's slight shriveling/curling also. Is this Downey Mildew? There's a large citrus tree nearby whose leaves are also curling. Same disease? Can it infect my other herbs? Anything I can do to save my basil? Thank you.

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May 28, 2020 1:25 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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Doesn't appear to be mildew, I'm not sure.
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May 28, 2020 3:09 AM CST
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You have to let the soil dry well between waterings with basil. It doesn't like to stay wet everyday. You need to allow dry time between waterings to have oxygen in the roots. In the photo can you see the soil in this pot of basil its dry looking. Wet to dry cycles for basil or they will wilt and turn yellow.
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May 29, 2020 12:22 AM CST
Los Angeles, CA
Thank you! I'll let the soil dry out before watering. I hope that's all it is.
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