Basil Winter Indoors?
One of the best things about summer is....fresh basil whenever I want it. Over the years I have brought some of my best plants indoors and within a couple months they are lifeless. First begins after about 2 weeks inside and they just get a paler and paler green and the basil is weak and in time just worthless.
I think alot has to do with the age of the plants and their striving for dormancy and with warmth and light levels. So I am thinking of giving basil another winter go inside bit changing things a bit.
So I am thinking of starting some new basil by seed inside. That should eleminate the age/dormancy factor by using fresh stock. I plan to have 2 groups. Group # 1 will get 14 hours about a foot under a flourescent light. And group # 2 will get 14 hours under a Gro-Light.
Has anyone tried this method and what results did you get?
Vermont gets cold in the winter and my nightime temps inside don't get lower than 55 and daytime is 65-70 and of course the lights will increase the temps a bit. Thanks, Jack