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Phoenix, AZ
SimplyErick
Dec 16, 2017 4:12 PM CST
I've got a store bought basil plant on it's last legs. My wife stuck it in a back corner of the yard with no shade. Most of it died, but one wilted stem held on. I pulled out of ground threw it in a net pot and mason jar. It's been a week and I think it looks better than I found it. However it's still wilted and no new leaves have sprouted. Any ideas on what can do to save it?
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
Dec 16, 2017 5:42 PM CST
Basil is an annual so probably at the end of it's life. You can start windowsill plants from seed...or possibly a started one from the grocery store again, but it's to late to grow outside for this year.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Dec 16, 2017 7:22 PM CST
Carol is right. There's no way to make an annual plant live beyond its lifespan.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Dec 16, 2017 8:17 PM CST
Drounding in water, no sun, and cold nite time weather, will kill them.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Dec 16, 2017 9:07 PM CST
ANNUAL. They last one season - summer - and then they die. It had nothing to do with lack of sun or cold weather.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Phoenix, AZ
SimplyErick
Dec 16, 2017 9:14 PM CST
Thanks for your replies, I'll start some inside. Thank You!

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