It could be slugs..since you saw a jelly like trail....Down here in the islands...our herbs are bothered by...moths..caterpillars..or slugs....Its a different climate i know 'sunny' here...But i have been fortunate having.. yellow basil.. planted and no bother...as i grow it year round...... When i plant 'chinese cabbage'.. bok choy...which grows easy and fast...I plant marigolds to keep away pest!!
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Basil and Oregano are from the mint family. There are sites on line about different plants and organic pest solutions. most pest will stay away if you plant garlic , chives or onions, beans do not do well around onions or onion related plants. marigolds do have natural pest control built in too.
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Hey Sparker Gardeners! I need some help! I have never had much success with an herb garden but after talking to my boss who enjoys gardening I decided to give the herbs another try. I have basil, rosemary, and Greek oregano in a planter. Up until this morning it has been looking great! Everything is growing so well and I look forward to using the herbs in some dishes this summer. When I went out this morning I found that something is eating the basil leaves!!! There was a clear jelly substance on the leaves. Any ideas on what it might be? and better yet, any organic ideas on how to keep the pests off of my plants? Someone suggested Neem oil for tomato plants and so far I have had good luck with the tomatoes this year. Any thoughts? Let me know! Thanks for your help!
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