Help - my friend's indoor herbs are dying
My friend has a special place under her kitchen cabinets to grow plants - the light has an aquarium tube in it. She is trying to grow various herbs - chives, dill, oregano, cilantro and basil - and she meets death at every turn.
First she sowed seeds, which germinated, then died. Then, she bought beautiful little plants and put them in the same pots - now those plants are dying. I just saw their current state - they look very floppy, turning pale, shrinking. They do not look diseased in any way - no spots, no fuzz on plants or dirt. They were potted in potting soil, nothing special.
The only things I could think of were a) she's watering too much, b) she isn't leaving the light on enought, or c) there is something wrong with the aquarium bulbs. She says she is leaving the bulbs on "all day", and that she waters only when the top looks dry.
I don't have a picture handy, but I will try to get one. Without a picture, is anyone willing to guess what is going on? She is so sad.