This plant needs your help. This is the second small, live basil plant that I have purchased in the past few weeks. The first is deceased. My assumption is since these are available in the store, it is possible to keep this plant alive indoors in Seattle. Is this true?
I have put this plant in an old cup with soil from a planter of mine. I added plant food to the soil. I have been watering it.
Do you have any suggestions? Is it just not warm enough weather for basil to thrive, even indoors? How often do you water indoor plants? (Maybe I've drowned them!) What about the rocks that some people put into the bottom of potted plants? Is that what I'm missing?
If you have any books to recommend for novice plant owners such as myself, I would be very appreciative. I would also be very interested in any recommendations of books for novice gardeners in the Pacific Northwest, most specifically for growing vegetables.
Please, help me save this plant!