Basil Plants

How Can I Keep My Potted Basil Plants From Dying

Oddy added on April 11, 2015 | Answered

How can I keep my potted basil plants from dying? Every year they start off fine. I have tried full sun, part shade, small pots, big pots, etc. All my herbs do well.

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Answered on April 11, 2015

What is the lifespan of your basil plants? Do you grow from seed or buy plants? What symptoms do they exhibit as they are dying? Another thing to keep in mind is that basil are very cold sensitive plants and you will not want to put them outside too soon.

Basils need to be put in a location with good sun. Tell me about your watering practices. The pots you use need to have good drainage. Basils need consistent moisture so you have to be careful not to under/over water. For specific guidelines on how to water basils in containers, please visit the following link:

For more information on growing basil, please visit the following link:

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