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Posted 3M ago by @MoneyedDamsii

Some of the leaves are turning black. This is the first t...

#SweetBasil
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 3 months ago
Best Answer
WELCOME To Gregs Naz! There are several possible reasons the leaves on your Basil is curling and turning brown.
πŸ’§ overwatering
Perform the finger soil test, before watering your plant. The skin on your finger is an extremely sensitive moisture meter. Only water if the top 2 inches of the soil feels dry, (the 2nd knuckle = 2 inches). This method allows your plant to tell you its thirst. πŸ™ƒ Unfortunately, overwatering will cause root rot, pest and fungal disease. ☹️ So, if overwatering is a possibility, check its roots to see if it’s rotting. Use sterilize scissors to trim any soft, brown, mushy roots and plant it in fresh potting soil. Check for pest and disease; spray its leaves with a fungicide, like neem oil.
πŸ’¦ Under-watering
Always water slowly and deeply, allowing the water to drip out of the drainage hole, so the roots will become dehydrated. And never let your plant sit too long in the water that came out of the drainage hole, because it will become over watered .
πŸ™ I hope your Sweet Basil will make a speedy recovery. https://smartgardenguide.com/basil-plant-dying/
Might need more water, fertiliser or a repot 😊

Mine gets brown spots when they get dry. πŸ‚

I do just gently cut the brown parts off the leaves, or if they are really bad, i just pune them off πŸƒπŸ˜Š

Remember to prune the top of the basil's to make it more bushy instead of lanky πŸŒ±πŸƒπŸ˜Š

Happy growing πŸ₯³πŸͺ΄