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Old 09-19-2008, 01:12 PM   #21
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Does the container it's in have holes in it?

If not, just fill it up with water. You could spritz the foliage too. Definately keep it indoors for now.
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It will perk up, I promise. It's like waiting for a pot of water to boil - you can't watch it! Walk away from the basil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:16 PM   #23
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Yes I drilled a bunch of small holes in the bottom of the container, but as much as I have watered it , not much water has drained out
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:16 PM   #24
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I bought basil like that once before and did the same thing. Make sure to put it in a big pot, the stuff grows quickly!
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LOL KE... I havent been watching it... I even left it all alone & took a shower =)
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:50 PM   #26
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Even just one hour of full sun - especially Florida sun - is enough to beat it down. And I don't want to offend you or dumb you down, but did you understand what I meant by "acclimate"? The plant has literally been kept in the dark for Lord knows how long before you bought it. You can't just stick it out in the sun - even for just an hour.

And I imagine not much water has drained out because the plant was most likely grown in a peat mix, which acts like a sponge. So long as it's moist when you stick your finger in about an inch, that's fine. You don't want to drown it.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:53 PM   #27
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You got a shower today????
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Looks good.... whatcha gonna make with it?
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:54 PM   #28
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I truly think it will perk up. By tomorrow you'll be "growing" basil. It will produce quite a bit more than you expect! You'll get your money's worth and then some. Heat some olive oil, garlic, add a can of drained tomatoes, cook until reduced some (salt and pepper, of course). Remove from heat once it reduces some (maybe 30 minutes on medium), add some basil chiffonade, toss with angel hair - GREAT dinner and so easy and inexpensive!

I do have a question - did it say "hydroponic" anywhere on that container?
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:56 PM   #29
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That's your problem.

You should have brought the basil IN the shower. Then it would be watered enough.
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LOL Jeeks!!!!!!
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