So I have a few basil plants that are languishing. They are indoors in San Francisco, so I realize it's an uphill battle.
The thing is I got a grow light and it seemed to make them WORSE. They got yellower and have started flowering! I don't think I over water, I wait until top of soil is dry (usually once a week or so).
1- Can I start over with these plants by pruning all the way down to the very stem? DO I need to leave any leaves? They're so leggy that I would prefer to cut them all the way down.
2- Why would a grow light seem to make them worse?
3- So if light wasn't the problem, and overwatering isn't the problem - then what is? Should I just give up on indoor basil in SF and move to something else?
(Our other shade liking house plants do fine.)