Herbs forum→Different results with new basil seedlings in same conditions?

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(Zone 7a)
jdolinger
Jun 10, 2020 7:48 PM CST
Hi all, first post here. Been growing herbs (mostly rosemary/sage/thyme, mostly unsuccessfully ;( )for three years now. Trying some basil from seed this year along with the other stuff. I germinated everything with no problem and transferred them outside to planters. Some in one planter are clearly doing much better than those in a different planter and I really can't figure out the difference! Pretty much same potting mix, same fertilizer, same sun, same watering, and both containers drain very well.

These all got transplanted about two weeks ago. These seem to be doing nicely, obviously still tiny, but looking nice and green and starting to put on a second set of true leaves:
Thumb of 2020-06-11/jdolinger/f51017

Then these that I meant to be the main crop (the others were just extra seedlings):

Thumb of 2020-06-11/jdolinger/add4d4

Growing at a much slower rate, and are taking on a yellowish tinge. Does anyone have any thoughts that could explain this? Like I said, both are the same brand of potting mix, both drain really well although the soil in the blue container seems to stay moister than those in the other box. I really have no clue if too much water, too little, too much sun, too little (they are getting full strong sun pretty much between 8:00 and 5pm and the temperature around New York has finally stabilized in the 70s and 80s...

Thanks, any help is appreciated!


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Pyoga
Jun 10, 2020 8:20 PM CST
Same school same teachers but not every children are bright. Like that some seeds are healthier. Maybe transplant shock you are talking about. Otherwise looks healthy for me. They are still babies. Give them some shades. Pretty sure they'll thrive. Just wait for it.
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kittriana
Jun 19, 2020 12:24 PM CST
It could be the simple reason of a different pot. Basil has long taproots, likes that long deep earth. Patience.
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