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Post: #254 Guest
Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:03 pm

Any suggestions on how to stop my basil plants from dying.

I grow them from seed in my kitchen, they grow to a certain height then die. Most perturbing.

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Post: #255 Wombat
Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:17 am

It depends, if they get to a certain height and then look pinched and fall over, it is probably damping off, caused by a fungus. Try improving air movement around the plants and watering from the bottom of the pot by capillary action.

Otherwise, maybe they run out of nutrients, get wet feet, too hot; too cold. need a bit more information on signs, symptoms and environment :wink:
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Post: #260 Andy Hamilton
Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:16 pm

Just to pick up on the environment issue that wombat mention. (Hello Nev) If you are growing them in your kitchen I guess on a windowsill, I am wondering if you have heating in your kitchen? Basil needs to stay totally frost free. I am not suggesting that you live in a shack with no heating (although tell us about it if you do) but this time of year (December) in the UK we don't have very warm weather. Perhaps there is draft getting through?
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