WANTED: basil problem

grma2jbtJune 8, 2007

I started some purple basil from seed several weeks ago. It has two leaves but has done no more growing. It is alive just seems to have stopped growing. It is in a light window. Does it need direct sunlight? please help and thankyou

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
zozzl(z9 FL)

I am not an expert but mine is outside in the sun and growing great. Maybe you could gradually introduce them to more sunlight?


    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 7:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I would like to know if I can replant Basil? I was given some plants with the roots still on and they were in water

    Bookmark   July 12, 2007 at 5:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm only starting my second year gardening, but a friend and I played with basil this year.
She grew several plants from seed. She put 2 in the ground, kept 6 in pots and gave 2 to me. The two she gave to me were nearly dead, but I transplanted them to a larger pot and they lived (and produced enough for my needs). The 6 she kept in pots did ok, but the 2 she planted in the ground turned into basil bushes.
Basil seems to be very picky about water requirements, so if you keep it in a pot be sure to water it regularly. I don't know what soil/fertilizer she used for her pots, but mine were unfertilized. I think the bed she planted her two basil bushes in has naturally good soil. All of ours were planted in full sun.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2007 at 8:44PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
wanted: ty +m fennel
Hello looking for T= M fennel/ Anybody got a pack with...
wanted: wanted: united plant savers?
I was hoping to join...or start...a chain of like-minded...
have: mrs burns lemon basil for trade or sasbe
This year I let my mrs burns lemon basil seed itself...
WANTED: wanted
st. johns wart
WANTED: Looking for Mints
Hello I don't have a lot to trade, maybe raspberries,...
Sponsored Products
Accentrics Arabella Upholstered Bed - PUL2363
Area Rug: The Simpsons Rock Stars Black 5' 3" x 7' 6"
Home Depot
Design Element DEC004 Portland 61-in. Double Bathroom Vanity Set - DEC004
KOHLER Bathtubs Archer 5.5 ft. Left Drain Soaking Tub in Dune K-1949-VBLA-NY
Home Depot
KOHLER Bathtubs Mariposa VibrAcoustic 5 ft. Right Drain Soaking Tub in Biscuit
Home Depot
Red Vanilla Vanilla Trends 7 pc. Flat Appetizer Set - RV473-007
$26.32 | Hayneedle
Square Black Planter
$329.00 | Horchow
Drop Ceiling Tiles: Ceilume Adhesives & Fillers Diamond Plate Black 2 ft. x 2
$3.89 | Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™