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  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
« on: May 06, 2013, 03:30:05 pm »
How do I stop my red basil and Italian basil from damping off. The little buggers are dropping like flies :( .


  • Joined Dec 2010
Re: Basil
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 08:43:14 am »
I always soak the seed for 24 hours and pour them onto damp compost and then cover with about 5mm of dry compost. 

Cover with a bag then dont need to water for a good wee while.


  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Aberdeenshire
Re: Basil
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 06:39:59 pm »
Floyd's advice seems sound (may have to try that myself one of these days). Basically, water as little as you dare; that's what I've been told from people who should know... Some types of plant are more susceptible - basil is definitely a dry climate plant.


  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
Re: Basil
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 10:55:59 am »
Thanks for the help  :thumbsup: . Watering has been reduced.
Now if there was only something I could do about the slug and mice  :rant: , but that's another thread to be started in herb, vegetables and gardening  :-J


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