Asked on Oct 17, 2017

My basil plant is drying all of a sudden -we are getting heavy rains

FLNancy TurnerSharon


do insistence unusual rains may be the cause for this what is the solution?

3 answers
  • Sharon
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Do you mean dieing cause its water logged? I would move to an area where is doesn't get hit by all the rain, or dig up and put some drainage material in the soil like some sand and dirt mix and replant or pot so you can move around. I have mine on back step where roof overhang prevents full rain drowning plants.

  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 17, 2017

    You are probably right about too much water. Dig it up getting all the roots and put in a pot with fresh potting soil and see if it will come back.
  • FL
    on Oct 17, 2017

    "Hot temperatures in the summer are notorious for producing strong thunderstorms. These thunderstorms can contain torrential downpours, high winds, and even hail. All of these ingredients can wreck a vegetable garden in minutes by causing plant damage, soil erosion, plant diseases, and flooding. It can be difficult, maybe even impossible to protect precious vegetables from the wrath of Mother Nature, but here are a few tips for what to do after a heavy thunderstorm." Read more here: Good luck!
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