Hello! I am new to herb gardening
I have always been very successful with house plants, though. My mom has an incredible ability to murder anything green
and I have always found ways to bring them back to life
. I have now shifted my focus to growing herbs as I am constantly try to buy fresh bundles from the grocery store and they are always wilted, non organic, and just overall not impressive. I have had some beautiful and Healthy herb plants on order since before this covid nightmare with an organic heirloom gardening community near me but they are not available until they open in early May. Since the covid apocalypse I noticed on facebook marketplace that someone right down the road was selling vegetable and herb plants. So, we geared up in our PPE and did a healthy no contact pick up of some new beebs. I figured, what the heck, I might as well get started with these cheaper varieties so I have some practice before my precious organic babies arrive in May.
The only problem with me and plants is that they become a mission of love! I get determined to do whatever to make them happy and healthy. Of the 4 varieties I obtained (I will post an inquiry about those also), 1 is what they called "Purple Fringe Basil" but it appears to be a little sickly to me. One leaf is dark and dying which is clear in the close up. I am going to be potting it in the next couple days but prior I thought I would see if any of you green thumbs could advise me on what may be wrong with this and how I can save it and help it flourish! Also, if you could verify that purple fringe is its actual name and not just something this family made up. Google wasn't turning up much species specific info is why I ask.
Photos attached. If you are not able to see, please let me know. This is my first post here