Why did my hydroponic basil wither and die?
- fldhkybnva Mar 13, 2013 07:10 PM
I have been using a lot of basil and so I figured it'd be a good idea to get a hydropic plant. I have never had a green thumb so I probably should have known better, but maybe with some tips, I could keep it alive. When I got home, I removed the plant with roots attached and removed any low hanging leaves and then followed the instructions and placed it in a container of water with the roots covered. Now, after 3 days it is all wilted away and looks quite pathetic. Any tips?
In about a month or so, garden centers & big box stores will be overrun with herb plants - basil included.
I suggest you buy a pot or two & plant them in larger containers (in soil), place them in a sunny location (Basil NEEDS full sun) outdoors & enjoy/use them that way.
You can also try them potted in a sunny windowsill (southern exposure), but that can be hit or miss.