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How do you save a dying basil plant?
Water your Basil plant thoroughly to help revive it. Place it in bright, indirect light rather than in full sun and water your plant every time the surface of the soil feels dry to touch. Once the plant has perked up and new foliage is growing, you can place your plant back in direct sunlight and resume normal care.
How fast does basil grow?
Basil seeds take between eight and 14 days to germinate and emerge from the soil. After germination, look for the first set of true leaves two to three weeks later. Then, two to three weeks after the first set of true leaves emerge, basil plants should be about 6 inches tall and ready to plant out in the garden.
Is basil hard to grow?
Basil is easy to grow, but it only grows outdoors in the summer—and only once the soil has warmed up nicely—so plan accordingly. If you're planning on making pesto, grow several plants. For other uses, one or two basil plants yields plenty.