Pale Basil leaves

Asked August 18, 2019, 5:21 PM EDT

These pants are in pots, potting soil. Good sun. Pots are in a place where sprinklers reach them. Sprinklers run about 15 minutes every day in this heat. Less often depending on rain. What might be wrong? Plants in garden soil look much better.

Larimer County Colorado

2 Responses


Can you send me a photo?

It could be too hot, since basil prefers more afternoon shade. Or it could be a nutrient deficiency. Growing plants in containers requires fertilizer, since every time you water, you're leaching nutrients. Are you fertilizing regularly?

Thanks, that might be it. I'll try feeding them more often.