Basil Plants

Problems Growing Basil Indoors


jmicklewright added on April 9, 2012 | Answered

I am succesful in getting basil to germinate but once potted and the leaves are about an inch high, they fold over and stop growing. They are in a window sill and get lots of sunlight - what am I doing wrong, please?


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Nikki
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Answered on April 10, 2012

I would recommend less water and when you do water, water the seedlings from below. It sounds like the seedlings are damping off, so a little fungicide in the soil will help as well. Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/what-is-damping-off.htm

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