bring basil plant inside

I brought in my basil plant from the balcony a few weeks ago. Its thriving and doing fine but since I brought it inside. It’s been deteriorating. the leaves are dropping, some are turning brown. I placed it on the…

Basil failing

I have successfully grown basil in this raised cedar planter (Peterborough) for the last five years, but this year my plants are in distress. When planted, the leaves were bushy and green, but the leaves have yellowed and have brown…

Compost Tea

I have a question about compost tea. I used compost tea to water my basil last summer. The leaves turned yellow and fell off. What did I do wrong? Was the tea too strong? Is there a recipe I should…

Overwintering plants

Hi, I would like to know what to do about these plants over winter. Blackberry – just planted it this summer, will it survive winter? or do I need to dig it out? Lavender – understand that it can survive…

Brown Spots and Holes on Tomato Plant Leaves

Hello. I have several tomato plants and recently noticed brown spots and holes on the leaves. The basil plants seem to have the same problem. Please advise as to how I can stop this from happening. I have attached a…

Replanting herbs

Last year, I had some good success with sage, basil, chives, thyme, and rosemary. Excuse my ignorance, but do I need to dig those up and replant new ones, or just tend to the plants from last year. If just…

OK to eat basil once cleaned?

I brought my basil plant inside and it has little black bugs.  I washed the leaves and want to know if it is OK to eat the basil once cleaned.  …

Basil

Hello and thanks for your help.  Something is attacking my basil plants – the lower leaves are okay but the tops are curly, shrivelled and twisted, I’ve never seen anything like it.  I can’t see anything on the leaves and…

Basil is in Bad Condition

Over the last 4 years, I have totally been unsuccessful with the growing of basil. When purchased they are a clean green. They are planted in a commercial soil that minimizes the need to water; however, the plants are watered…