How can I stop whatever is chewing my basil plants?
October 31, 2008 5:02 PM Subscribe
My outdoor basil plants are being chewed away by something that leaves behind tiny black grains. Who is the culprit, and how can I stop it?
posted by teem to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Whatever it is chews holes in the leaves of my basil plants, either straight through or leaving a thin clear membrane behind between the veins of the leaves. There are also tiny black dots on some of the leaves (as in, sitting on the leaves, they're not a part of the leaves or a discoloration). I have a feeling the two are connected.
Bonus points if the solution doesn't involve heavy-duty pesticides.