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#70951 Jun 20th, 2007 at 05:38 AM
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can any of you seasoned gardeners let me know if it's normal to have somewhat pale leaves on otherwise healthy basil plants? They are still fairly small, maybe around 4 inches but their 9-10 or so leaves are quite large. They have a palish colour...far less green than what I'd expect, but are not dry and seem full and healthy to touch them...

Is there anything natural I can add to help this (if it is actually a problem)?

thx

doctrinella #71413 Jun 20th, 2007 at 10:50 AM
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is the plant in the ground or a planter? is the soil the right kind? what about water and sunlight - is it getting enough of both (or maybe too little)?


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Joclyn #71494 Jun 20th, 2007 at 11:39 AM
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I used to have pale basil too-the more sun it received the stronger it grew.
Very green, very fragrant, tall and bushy.
The best basil I've ever had was when I grew it alongside tomatoes.

DeborahL #71696 Jun 20th, 2007 at 06:00 PM
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They like lots of sun, bigger pot, fertile soil. Mine got pale while waiting to go outside and be planted and get out of their tiny pots. They look great now.

Tamara from Minnesota #89786 Jul 14th, 2007 at 08:55 AM
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Now that it has been between 33-40 degrees every day for a few weeks, the basil is much greener and growing like crazy. Yay.

doctrinella #89831 Jul 14th, 2007 at 10:15 AM
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Yay ! Basil is definitely a MUST HAVE !


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