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#1 kitten_chaotix

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 06:14 PM

I have 4 purple basil plants growing in an 8" pot. One looks fairly prime, but two of them are droopy and one has only a single leaf left. Should I cull the weak and just keep the choice one, or try repotting the droopy ones?

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 06:39 PM

Are they bunched together or have they been thinned and separated? I'd try repotting them. Basil is resilient.

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 07:17 PM

^^^

I have 4 in a 10 inch pot that are doing great. Doing container which I think you may be doing.....you may need to water them twice a day.....once in the morn and once in the eve. Also I would recommend feeding them some nutz so they don't drain the soil of the nutz they have already in place.......what is you soil?
Post a pic if you can and that will help us to give you advice. ;)



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:00 PM

I'm using Miracle-gro potting soil, I also gave it a few squirts (as directed) of plant food, though it's formulated for blooming houseplants.

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:20 PM

Also, the plants in question.

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:22 PM

Also, the plants in question. I know basil is pretty hardy, there's one in there still hanging on with one leaf!

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:29 PM

In my opinion the roots will probably be hard to untangle but you can try if you want to repot. You can always propigate off of the main stalks to create stronger roots. I've never worked with purple basil. How are you watering it?
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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:32 PM

you are a off probation now, so i am going to move this post into appropriate forum :biggrin:  


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:32 PM

Beat you to it :P

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:34 PM

Beat you to it :P

might wanna put it in the urban garden.. don't look like marijuana to me  :tongue:


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:35 PM

Oh rofl ooooooops. Go on sir! I misread when I checked hah. I need to go back to bed.
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#12 kitten_chaotix

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 09:13 PM

I usually water in the evening, after I get back from work, but I haven't the past few days because they were kind of waterlogged from thunderstorms. Been trying to keep it outside, since none of my windows get enough light for it.

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 07:39 PM

Basil is resilient how ever purple basil is slow to grow to start off with. They don't like too much water or cold. It looks like they have wilted cause of being waterlogged or a low temp. I have also noticed if they wilt too much they will not come back.

If you decide to seperate them get a good sharp knife and cut through sections of the soil to seperate them. A good clean cut leaving a chunk of soil will do better then trying to tare them apart.

Basil roots easy. You can clone the top of the plant that still lives. It will help the mother plant grow more.




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