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New York City
Jun 8, 2020 3:32 PM CST
I planted these basil seeds at the beginning of March. They were a bit over crowded the last few days so I've spaced a few out over two batches. I have noticed some of the leaves are starting to get very light bruises towards the ends of the leaves. There are tiny red bugs around so I have sprayed the plants with insecticidal soap (safe for herbs) twice over the last 3 weeks. Have not seen any bugs on the plants or in the soil. Is the plant sick or is this normal?

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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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Jun 9, 2020 11:50 PM CST
You need dry time between watering, or the plant will show bruises on the edges. Your basil looks good to me. Here's a photo of a of my basil plants growing indoors in one gallon pots.
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