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Basil turning brown

Have about (3) beds of sweet basil where the leaves are turning brown. (See attached.) Another bed that is farther away and got new soil is fine. Lemon, Lime and Opal are doing fine in their beds. Have the same soil. Help! Need to get a handle on this before I lose it all!


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Re: Basil turning brown

too much sun?

my basil also looks sad and it's planted in full sun .... my Greek basil is doing great though
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Re: Basil turning brown

Looks like sunburn to me also.
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