Basil Problems

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    Stevendw New Seed

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    Hi guys, new here to GardenStew! I recently started growing basil and encountered a problem that I can't identify. It seems that my lower growth is encouraging spotting, drying up at the tips and then it moves up the leaves. They are currently in a grow tent with these settings:
    • Temp: 22-28C
    • humidity: 45-50
    • Light schedule: 18-6
    • Median: Miracle gro Potting Mix 0.14 - 0.14 - 0.14
    • Nutrients: None
    Thanks for the help!

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    18 hours of light? seems like alot.

    my indoor basil plants also suffer from a similar problem ( sweet basil has some leaf issues, but cinnamon basil seems 99% fine), I guess it's from inconsistent watering, but I also assume that it's Normal that not every leaf is perfect. as long as most of the plant looks healthy it's probably nothing to worry about.
     
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    Temp is 70 to 80 F why are they still in a tent ? Thats perfect for basil !
     
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    Looks a bit burnt the leaf.
     



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    The temperatures listed above are the tent temperatures. It was snowing last week in Montreal so I'm not sure they would survive outside :D
     
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    Basil is tougher than you may think ! Its like a weed,, it may get frost bitten but it will come right back ! Those leaves look like irregular watering but no matter the problem just remove the burnt part and use as you want ! Don`t overthink your plants !
     
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    No no It is still too soon to put basil out. A frost will kill it.
     
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    I'm tempted to risk planting some basil and tomatoes, maybe keep them covered or something... and see what happens.

    someone dare me too, and ill do it :D
     
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    I did not say to plant it outside now ! Although mine have been frost bitten and except for burning a few leaves it was fine ! I meant that it can take more cool temps than most people think ! It just can not take a hard freeze ! When it gets to 40 to 45 degrees it does fine here although it will be slow to grow ! But Texas has a more moderate climate than most areas ! I usually put mine on the south side and close to the house which blocks the wind !
    Stevendw was that leaf touching anything and how do you water the plant ? Spotting can indicate water burn if sprayed or water is splashed on the leaves ! If thats the case and you put it back in a too warm environment it can cause the spots !
     
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