I think I've got basil downy mildew. Is there any benefit to thinning out my...

Asked August 4, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

I think I've got basil downy mildew. Is there any benefit to thinning out my plants once I've got it, or anything else nontoxic -- or do I just salvage what can be salvaged (I understand it's not hazardous to eat them, just unattractive) and pull them out? Can I still plant new ones in another spot this season? My garden is small, so if I do plant new ones, it would still only be under 10 feet away. Thanks!

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do for the plants. As you are aware, you can salvage what you can and destroy the rest. You can still plant others in the same spot. or nearby as appropriate. Remove all vestiges of the affected plants. Hope for the best.
LS