Basil attack

Anne Ellis asked 11 years ago

My basil is being eaten away by something, I have put slug pellets down but I can’t find what is eating it, could it be a spider?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Basil is best grown in a greenhouse or a window sill indoors. Outdoors tends to be too cold and leaves it prey to snails, which are probably the probably.

Small snails may hide amid the leaves or nearby plants and not come across the pellets at all.

Spiders only eat small insects and other creatures, not plants.