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#1 User is offline   copycat 

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

Does anyone know why are my basil leaves curling upwards?
They are grown at my HDB corridor. What has went wrong?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

you have either aphids, meally bug or root meally bug.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

Omg..How can I check and what should I do? Repot and change soil?
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

Did you over water it?. :bangin:/>
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:47 PM

Maybe. Watered daily.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

I think it is more of a case of irregular and insufficent watering.

Make sure the plant is not in a pot-bound condition.

It has to be in a large enough pot that can keep sufficient moisture for optimal growth.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

That's weird. It is watered regularly, daily basis.
Pot is not small too as you can see from the pic
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

If pests are ruled out, then is this spot very sunny & windy?

If yes, then the symptoms do indicate insufficient water as basil plants need more than once daily watering when they are exposed to long hours of hot sun & moisture sucking wind.

Another possibility is high N fertiliser being used. The leaves will become badly crinkled.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

What the meaning of pot-bound?. can wilson explain ?. I not sure eh My basil previously are quite clayey and moist and also maybe because of roots rot it spread to the other plant now only 2 stalks of basil survive. So how to prevent root rot of basil ?. :unsure:/> :bangin:/>
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:48 PM

hi copycat,
I used to have same problem on my sweet basil plants. Then I google & saw somebody's blog (I believe she is GCS member too :)/>) that she put "Mee Hueng Yuen" which can be bought from Medical Hall and used for making tofu on the soil. After try to follow, surprising enough the leaves now look very healthy and smooth :)/>
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:18 AM

View Postmilkbone, on 12 April 2012 - 04:48 PM, said:

hi copycat,
I used to have same problem on my sweet basil plants. Then I google & saw somebody's blog (I believe she is GCS member too :)/>) that she put "Mee Hueng Yuen" which can be bought from Medical Hall and used for making tofu on the soil. After try to follow, surprising enough the leaves now look very healthy and smooth :)/>



Hmm.. I never heard of that. Tried to google also no help. How does it look like?
I would like to try
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:15 AM

View Postcopycat, on 15 April 2012 - 10:18 AM, said:

Hmm.. I never heard of that. Tried to google also no help. How does it look like?
I would like to try

Dear copycat,

I believe that was a post from Petunia Lee's blog, she mentioned using a teaspoon of "Sek-Kou-Fan" (in cantonese)(for making soya beancurd). Check out her blog.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:14 PM

View Postheartlandtaitai, on 16 April 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

Dear copycat,

I believe that was a post from Petunia Lee's blog, she mentioned using a teaspoon of "Sek-Kou-Fan" (in cantonese)(for making soya beancurd). Check out her blog.



Thanks heartlandtaitai, I will check it out
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