Hey from Denmark! Also, basil help?


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Hey, I am Tina and I was looking for such a forum as I am new to growing plants :)
I am currently a student and live in a student dorm so unfortunately do not have a lot of space for more plants,
but I have a big window that gets a nice amount of sun (when it finally gets sunny here :LOL:).
Originally I am from Croatia but moved for my studies.

I also have a question about my ocimum basilikum, it was totally fine yesterday, got good amount of sun (my window gets sun from around 15h up to 20h).
and today when I looked at it it was all droopy, while the other basil I have piccolino is alright. I made sure
it does not go dry and not to overwater it. Any ideas?
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Not enough drainage, the soil is staying too wet too long.
 
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Thank you both :)
Not enough drainage, the soil is staying too wet too long.
It was actually not enough water, it recovered as soon as I watered it more and the soil drains very well actually :)
 
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Its hard to tell if the soil is too wet or too dry from here, and that's your job, not mine. Here are some indoor basil I have growing at the moment. Three are Genovese basil and the 3rd photo is a new start of Sweet basil. Since basil roots so easy, I pick the tops off and stick them in water and eat the rest. They are one of the fastest plants you can root and keep growing. I grow basil indoors under lights from seed and cuttings and grow them till they go to seed.
The common watering problems most people have are over-watering out of kindness to help the plant. Indoor herbs most especially get over watered a lot.
 

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Its hard to tell if the soil is too wet or too dry from here, and that's your job, not mine. Here are some indoor basil I have growing at the moment. Three are Genovese basil and the 3rd photo is a new start of Sweet basil. Since basil roots so easy, I pick the tops off and stick them in water and eat the rest. They are one of the fastest plants you can root and keep growing. I grow basil indoors under lights from seed and cuttings and grow them till they go to seed.
The common watering problems most people have are over-watering out of kindness to help the plant. Indoor herbs most especially get over watered a lot.
Hey yours look great :) I am sorry, but I did not say it is your job to know it or not. I was only looking for experience and advice from others. Then, after I searched more and 2 days have passed saw that my basil actually lacked water since it recovered when I gave it a bit more than I would usually, and posted pictures to compare how it is now greener and standing up again. I tested the soil and saw that the drainage was good and not clogged. So in conclusion, I will be more observant since this is my first time growing herbs, and I will probably post ridiculous questions to some in order to gain experience and information for my journal I want to keep, that's it :)
 
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Thank you very much and you are welcome to post as much as you like about any and all garden subjects.
 

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