Asked on Jul 25, 2017

Why are my basil leaves turning light green?

Clara Daniels
by Clara Daniels
  9 answers
  • FL FL on Jul 25, 2017

    "Could be due to be a lack of light (likes it very sunny) or overwatering. Or it might just be the variety. I used to grow a lot of basil, and the lettuce-leaved type was always a lighter green than the other types, even though they were planted side by side." Read more comments here:

    Good luck!

  • Danielle Whatsittoyou Danielle Whatsittoyou on Jul 25, 2017

    Probably either not enough sun, too much water or if they are potted plants, your pots may be too small.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 25, 2017

    If they are in pots ,try re-potting them in fresh soil.

  • Roe Deyo Roe Deyo on Jul 25, 2017

    usually that happens when you overwater it. Make sure your pots have good drainage.

  • Arlene Prince Arlene Prince on Jul 25, 2017

    I started adding Epsom salts (magnesium) to the water for my plants... They are healthier than ever before. Now the rest of the family is doing the same and raving about the results. Something about making nutrients more readily to them.

  • 13324171 13324171 on Aug 14, 2017

    You're over watering...

  • Ptrish Ptrish on Aug 14, 2017

    too much water

  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 14, 2017

    I too think you might be watering them too much. Also, good drainage is vital. If your pots don't have adequate holes for drainage, you can put rocks in the bottom of the pot and cover them with a layer of newspaper. Then add the soil and finally the plant. Good luck.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Aug 14, 2017

    I agree with the overwatering. When it rains a lot over an extended period of time and my pot can't dry out they start getting a little paler. I use a self watering pot for mine so that I know they pretty much dry out before I refill the bottom again.