Suddenly, my basil started wilting. I watered it and also placed in a bright spot but it didn’t improve. I harvested it a little bit but not much. Is the pot too small? I cannot think of any other reason. here is the wilted herb!

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If this is from the supermarket and sold as fresh herbs, it has probably been sprayed with a chemical to cause it to die after a certain time. I have tried to grow rosemary several times from these and they die every single time without sprouting a single new leaf

  • oh wow! Now it all makes sense because I have bought it from a grocery store. This was my third time getting herbs from a supermarket. Should I buy it from a garden center then? Any suggestions?Interestingly, I bought a mint plant from home depot garden center and it's doing good. I have harvested it a couple of times already.
    – rose
    Apr 6, 2020 at 20:12
  • Farmers markets are best, having said that I once bought rosemary from my local market and the same thing happened. I am 0-4 when it comes to rosemary 😂
    – user27864
    Apr 7, 2020 at 2:12

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