We bought a house about 10 months ago, and the previous owner had a wide selection of annuals/perinneals growing in what seems to be some really good soil (raspberries, lillies, rhubarb, pansies, ferns, some succulents, some herbs, etc). I never tested it since so much was growing so well (silly I know).
I put a bunch of herbs in the ground six days ago. Yesterday I noticed that some of my herbs seemed traumatized, while others seem fine. My oregano, mint, parsely and rosemary seem fine, while my basil, thai basil, and cilantro have this going on:
Hard to see, but Thai Basil is on its way to sad
The herbs all came from the same nursery, and were grown in a quasi-greenhouse (light-allowing roof with open sides - but it's been raining for the past three days, so sunburn seems excessive).
Out back my tomatoes got hit hard with this as well. I took a leaf to a nursery and he said "tomato blight"... but the herbs as well? And only certain ones? My peppers are right next to my tomatoes, and they look awesome. Sweet peas which grew from seeds are doing fantastic. Rhubarb and raspberries came back awesome.
So what's going on? Is this transplant shock? I've grown in this area a few years before and never seen this. Six days seems too early for nutrient deficiency to hit this hard.
Any help is much appreciated!
(and yes, I'll be testing my soil ASAP just to make sure )