BigAppleRoseGuy said:Do you put it outside in the summer?
You don't say where you garden.
Maybe it wants to see the sun.
The plants are too crowded in the container and they aren't getting enough sunlight. Basil often don't last long indoors, at least not in a healthy condition, and they have a limited lifespan even under better conditions. Try taking some clippings and root new plants. Put fewer in the next pot and place outside or in brighter light.
I hope you meant "prune", not preen.
NMoasis said:Not necessarily a bigger pot. Put fewer plants in the pot. One plant in that pot would be thicker and healthier than those 15 or so spindly stalks, especially if you put it outside in sun for at least the first half of the day. That isn't how basil should look. They are too crowded for root space, nutrients, water and light. Basils need light and space. You can only force growth so long with fertilizer before it finally gives up. It's like depriving a human of food and exercise and keeping them alive with vitamins and IV liquids...their health will deteriorate.
In the garden, basils are treated as annuals, which means they sprout, grow, flower, set seed and die in less than a year. They are short-lived perennials in tropical climates. Indoors they don't stay happy for long. I'm so sorry, I can't suggest anything else for your plant.
Electricpapaya580 said:I have tried posting this everywhere. Not really getting feedback. ...
Now its leaves are yellowing again.. I have no earthly idea why!!
Electricpapaya580 said: Oh Haha well it actually is one plant. I got it at the grocery store last summer and have never added anything to the pot.
Not to prolong this conversation unnecessarily, but the above was your original question. You are getting feedback, and you have been given an explanation. Apparently you want to hear something else.
You are mistaken. Each one of those spindly stalks grew from a separate seed and is a separate plant. Those grocery store basil pots are sold for short-term culinary purposes, not as houseplants. Good luck with your endeavors.