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Green Thumb? More Like Touch of Death.

21 Nov

I love the fact that I can go to the market and pick up potted fresh herbs for the kitchen. It’s cost effective, convenient and they make the kitchen smell great. We often have thyme, rosemary and, my favourite, basil on our windowsill.  I could put basil in just about anything.

However.

I keep killing the plants, especially the basil! I can’t keep basil for more than two weeks without it losing its bright green colour, turning brown-ish and dry. It’s driving me a bit batty. Clearly, this plant is more delicate than I anticipated! So, my green-thumbed friends, how can I keep this dang herb from dying out on me so quickly? Am I using too much, too fast? How often should I water it? How much sunlight should it get?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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