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12 Nov 09 Bridget (Australia - temperate climate)
Can someone please help?? I have searched and searched the internet and i can not find anything even remotely similar to my problem! My newly bought and planted (about a month ago) basil is suddenly sprouting some very oddly shaped leaves. Instead of the normal shape the new growth is small, thickish and rubbery looking (like a succulent) and shovel head shaped and a bit lighter in colour. It is in a styrafoam rectangle planter box planted along side coriander & I have them in nearly full sun (under shade cloth and not in the late arvo) and is given a small drink every morning because its quite hot at the moment. When planted i used organic compost. I also spoke to the local nursery but they have never heard of this either... Has anyone come across this?? What is it? Can i still eat my basil?
18 May 10 John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Throw it away, get some good compost and start again. It needs a lot of morning sun.

Throw it away, get some good compost and start again. It needs a lot of morning sun.

- John

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