― Tep (ktepi), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 17:27 (nineteen years ago) link
Any strategies for keeping a basil plant healthy? Been careful with harvesting leaves, but it's gotten all wilty in the past couple of days. I'm not good at keeping plants alive in general, so fate is working against me.
OTOH, the pesto I've been making is A+++
― Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 15 August 2013 08:21 (ten years ago) link
has it flowered? it's been a long time since I grew basil but mine used to wilt after it flowered, and I'd just prune it back a bit and it'd come up good again. but that's if it's already pretty established. the only other thing I can think of is that basil is super fussy about watering...in a pot they often need water almost daily, BUT they pitch a fit if you over water. so it'll wilt if it has too much or not enough water. so maybe start playing with the watering situ and go from there. if the soil is even remotely dry, give it a drink.
― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:05 (ten years ago) link
Harvested a ton of leaves from it (yay, more pesto!) and it's perking up a bit with new growth, but still haven't figured out just the right amount of watering.
― Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 03:20 (ten years ago) link
been eating sooo much pesto lately
― i am.. a maven (Matt P), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 03:25 (ten years ago) link
Back when I had it on a south-facing fire escape and I didn't water in the morning before work, it would be so droopy by 7pm that it seemed like it had never had a phloem or xylem in its life, but with water would perk up before dark. Always was healthy that way.
― Tottenham Heelspur (in orbit), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 03:26 (ten years ago) link
I love it in just salads mixed with other greens. I also like it in Mexican hot chocolate.
― *tera, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 08:12 (ten years ago) link
pesto is the bomb
― marcos, Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:01 (eight years ago) link
i just had a smoked turkey & pesto sandwich for lunch
― difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 November 2014 21:02 (eight years ago) link