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Jul 8, 2014 06:19 AM

Another basil question

What' might be causing the new leaves on my basil plants to be turning almost a yellowish-green? Thanks!

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    1. sunburn? esp when to dry. also water on the leaves when the sun is out..

      1. Not getting enough nutrients from the soil. I've never had that problem, so I don't know what to recommend, but I suspect they are planted in poor soil.

        If they are in potting soil, then perhaps sunburn. In warm climates they can take a fair amount of shade, esp. in the afternoon. They have big leaves which tend to burn.

        1. Stress.

          Are they in the ground or in a planter?

          How often do you water them.

          Soil makeup?

          How much light per day?

          I;ve seen far more yellow leaveswhen I try and contariner garden basil or short them of req's daylight/sun.

          I;ve got 3 basil bushes going now but have been on the other side.
          Not fun so I understand.

          1. Best guess is lack of nutrients as mentioned. When did you last fertilize?