Bad Luck Basil
These are my basil plants. It’s the second year I’ve tried growing basil, and I can’t get it right.
Here’s where I think I went wrong: I sowed the seeds directly into potting soil. The first year I put them in the ground (I can’t remember if they were seedlings or direct-sow), and they bolted.
Also, some kind of invisible pest has been consuming the leaves. In fact, nearly all the plants on the property have fallen victim to mysterious munchers.
I’m jealous of people who say “I have too much basil.” I love basil, and can’t wait to have the same bounty others seem to achieve with little effort.
I’d like to try keeping basil in containers. Anyone have suggestions for the ideal growing medium?