Posted: 31/08/2012 at 16:56
I HAVE 3 STANDARD POTS ON MY KITCHEN WALL WHICH IUSE TO TO GROW MY HERB INI.E. MINT BASIL THYME ETC IHAVE BEEN BUYING THEM FROM SUPERMARKETS WITH MIXED RESULTS ANY IDEAS HOW TO MAKE THEM STRONGER AND LAST LONGER NIKKI2
Supermarket herbs, basil in particular, have usually been "forced", grown in hot houses with loads of nutrients. Taken out of that environment they struggle to cope. You're better off buying from plant nurseries.
Basil is very very easy to grow from seed. Just sprinkle the seeds on top of damp mix, pat down firmly, and keep the mix moist till germination. Afterwards they need plenty of sun and reasonable moisture.