Purple Basil Problems
Hi, I'm new the Rocky Mountain forums and to Colorado gardening in general. I've only dabbled in gardening a few times and it was in Oklahoma, my home state, so still very much getting used to the order of things here.
I have been having some issues with my newly transplanted purple basil... It's obvious in the picture that they are not happy at all with me. The one farthest from the camera seems to be doing pretty good, heck great, in comparison. I am willing to admit blame, as I am sure there is something I've done horribly wrong or am continuing to do with these young plants. I'm pretty sure they are all in varying degrees of transplant shock, since they did not perk up with watering and I had allowed a few day between watering as well. I must admit, they all came in one pot as a cluster and I separated them out to try and give them s bit more space... I feel this may have been a huge mistake.
Long story short, I feel bad and hope to salvage as much of them as I can, since I don't have many to begin with. I'm forced to grow them in containers since this is strictly a balcony garden. I can potentially put them in larger containers or in with companion plants if the risk of moving them again would be worth it. They are currently in a high quality potting soil, Fox Farm, so hopefully that isn't an issue.
Any advice or input is appreciated. Oh, and as for sun conditions... They get full morning sun, sunrise til around 1pm, then it turns into more dappled sun until around 2:30pm, ending in indirect sunlight for the rest of the day. The balcony and windows face east and I have been bringing them in at night when temps dip under 40.