I was perplexed by this. The basil that seemed to be doing so well, suddenly, over night, started dying. I checked the roots for obvious signs of disease, or pests, but couldn’t see anything obvious.
Unfortunately, this plant did not make it, and as you can see had a sorry last day or two.
I suddenly remembered that a couple of days before I had fed the Basil with a tomato feed. This was a big mistake. Herbs do not particularly like fertile ground, they support themselves pretty well, and when I fed the plant, it reacted like this. The other plant that has just managed to scrape through, I rinsed the soil well with clean water, in the hope that I have washed most of the nutrients out. We’ll see how it goes. Just in case, I have sown more basil seed in the greenhouse.
Originally posted 2018-04-11 11:28:32.