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Basil, black spots?

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Hi everyone with herbs, I have a beautiful basil plant which I have been "eating" off of for weeks. This a.m. I noticed some of the larger, lower leaves have black spots on them. I have removed those leaves but wonder if anyone knows what and how to get rid of if I need to? Florida Pat



Basil plants can do this on the lower leaves - its as they age, so you eventually get to be using only the tops with the healthy leaves, by which time they're usually fairly straggly and want replacing.

14 Jul, 2009


Thanks! I sure didn't want to lose this plant. I am making some Pesto today for the very first time. Don't even know how to use it LOL but know that I can freeze it and do know my daughter in law loves it.

14 Jul, 2009


Pesto is one of our favourites too. We have it on pasta - just stirred in, or spread on a salmon steak and grilled. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

15 Jul, 2009


Yummo!!! I love salmon. My husband is a meat and potato kind of guy but we have learned to compromise: so tonight salmon with pesto and I will make him french fries! while I will have buttered pasta. Thanks for my dinner plan. PS: my pesto looks and tastes great.

15 Jul, 2009



16 Jul, 2009

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