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Re: Rain rain, move to where you're needed


Oooh, you *are lucky. You must have really good drainage in your garden beds.

With regard to the basil- if you lose all of the leaves, check for wilt. It's a fairly new fungus that's taken out a lot of fields here, especially in wet spells.

Here's a bit from NCSU. "A devastating basil wilt disease caused by a soilborne pathogenic fungus, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. basilicum, was first discovered in the U.S. in 1991 and identified in N.C. in 1992. Plants infected with this disease usually grow normally until they are six to twelve inches tall, then they become stunted and suddenly wilt. Initial symptoms usually include brown streaks on the stems, discoloration of the internal stem tissue, and sudden leaf drop. Interestingly, only sweet basil is affected. Some of the specialty basils, such as lemon basil and purple basil, show some resistance to the disease"

I gave up growing Basil because of it. I apparently got some infected seeds and it wrecked the bed that I used for Basil.

d

----- Original Message ----- From: "MICHAEL HABIB" <godihabib@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 02, 2006 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain rain, move to where you're needed


Daryl,
We were lucky, we stayed dry. The plants are fine too, exept for the basil, its loosing some leaves. Probably too much moisture.
Godi zone 7
Mt. Vernon, VA
----- Original Message ----- From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2006 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain rain, move to where you're needed


Godi,

Are you drying out? I'm glad the power came back while you were still able to bail. Any mildew damage from the damp? Our crawlspace drains well, but when the hurricanes kept hitting us last year, we got a lot of mildew and had to put in a dehumidifier.

Did you have much plant damage after it ended? I'm hearing from a lot of people up the east coast from Virginia north through Delaware and Maryland who have wilted plants from the suffocation by so much rain.

d
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