Hey everybody were new and maybe having some basil problems


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Thai Basil about 2 weeks old started in Whitney Farms Organic Seed Starting Mix. Watered from below. Fertilized once with Kelp me Kelp You by fox farms, diluted properly in one gallon and fed once. Those spots are they a bacterial growth or fungus? Will our little babies make it?
 

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The soil looks really really wet. You don't want wet. You want moist. Let the plants dry out and while doing so place a fan to blow air on them. Also spray with NON-enriched cornmeal spray and sprinkle some around on the soil. It's known in the grocery stores as whole ground or stone ground cornmeal. In the nursery it's called horticultural cornmeal. Probably a fungal growth of some type.
 
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The soil looks really really wet. You don't want wet. You want moist. Let the plants dry out and while doing so place a fan to blow air on them. Also spray with NON-enriched cornmeal spray and sprinkle some around on the soil. It's known in the grocery stores as whole ground or stone ground cornmeal. In the nursery it's called horticultural cornmeal. Probably a fungal growth of some type.
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Do we dilute the cornmeal spray for the spraying part or dust them?
For cornmeal spray just get an old sock or something similar and put a handful into it and tie it shut. Then soak it in 1/2 gallon or so of water for 24 hours and during the 24 hour period squeeze the sock when you think of it. Then put the stuff into a sprayer of some sort and spray the entire plant. Then get some more cornmeal and dust the plant and the soil. The plants are too young IMO to apply Neem, but Neem Oil is what you would normally use for fungal problems like this. Cornmeal itself doesn't do a thing for the plant or soil but what it does do is provide the best growing medium for another fungi called Tricoderma. Tricoderma destroys other harmful fungi very efficiently. Also when planting seeds, as soon as they sprout, lightly sprinkle cornmeal on the soil. This will completely eliminate damping off disease.
 

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