baNINAsplitt
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What's happening to my basil?

Hi!

My basil started getting marks on its leaves. Do you know what's happening or what the marks mean? am I overwatering them or are they lacking in nutrients?

Thanks so much in advance!
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Re: What's happening to my basil?

Neither one. Those are marks left by some kind of piercing/ sucking insect, like aphids, thrips, spider mites. Some of these can be very tiny. Check leaves including undersides with a magnifying glass. Hold leaves over a piece of paper and shake, see if you see any little dots.
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