- Dec 13, 2018
- Reaction score
- Greensboro, NC (7b)
The one that is dying, it appears that the peat pot is sticking out of the ground. That is a sure killer. But all of that black plastic and wood mulch. Wood mulch kills a lot of plants. Would never use it with basil. It all looks too wet. Pull away the wood mulch. I am a big fan of grass clippings.View attachment 31449 View attachment 31449 View attachment 31450 View attachment 31451 I’m experiencing wide variance in how my basil is doing, even in some cases where the plants are right next to each other like in these two pictures. Any idea what might be causing some to thrive and others to flounder?
That is true! We all have used them, but there are alternatives, even planting in plastic and then removing. If you ever have trouble removing a plant that is root bound from a permanent pot, fill a bucket with water deeper than the pot, and submerge it for an hour. I guarantee the plant will come out easily.Bottom right is dying. (1)
Bottom left is starting to die. (2)
Upper right is not thriving. (3)
Upper left is thriving. (4)
I would guess 1 has had too much water (could be lack of water), #2-too much water, #3-check for grubs or nutrient tie up (feed it some nitrogen, see if it takes off), #4-duplicate environment.
I’d never plant peat pots as I believe they restrict root development.