Windowsill Herbs Dying - Knowledgebase Question

Cocoa, FL
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Question by boleynx
December 22, 1997
I grow herbs in small terra-cotta pots on my kitchen windowsill. My rosemary thrives, but my basil, oregano, and thyme struggle, wilt, and eventually die. I try to give them a quick spritz with the sink sprayer every morning.

Answer from NGA
December 22, 1997
Instead of watering your herbs every morning, try watering
only when the soil in the pot feels dry to the touch. I believe overwatering could be your problem. Try to check
on a regular basis so that soil does not completely dry out.
In small pots, water once a month with Peters 20-20-20 or
Miracle Gro, or a similar balanced liquid fertilizer. Use at half strength.

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