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Apr 14, 2017 1:49 PM CST
|Hello, my name is David.
Several months ago I planted Basil seeds in an old plastic 50 gallon barrel cut in half and filled with rocks on the bottom where had drilled a few holes for drainage. We then layered some sandy soil, with more rich dirt, then potting soil mixed with black dirt on top.
The seeds sprouted but were not developing, remaining small sprouts, so I added a little bit of 10/10/10 fertilizer, and the basil sprouts began to grow. As they had more then doubled in size three weeks later I added a little more 10/10/10. Now about three weeks since, the Basil was looking really good, full of rich leaves, abundantly growing, last weekend I could not have been happier. I went out this weekend; my wife had been watering, and rain and windy conditions since I looked at it proudly a week ago. NOW MORE THAN HALF OF THE BASIL LEAVES HAVE LITTLE BLACK SPOTS, SOME OF THE BLACK COLORING IS VAIN LIKE; IT WILTS SLIGHTLY, AND DEFORMS THE LEAVES?!! CAN THESE LEAVES BE CONSUMED? WHAT IS THIS? IS IT A FUNGUS OR MOLD? IT'S NOT GOOD FOR THE BASIL, WILL THIS HARM HUMANS IF CONSUMED? HOW CAN THIS BE STOPPED?
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