Basil – Stems Turning Brown

Q: I’m growing sweet basil indoors in a pot and I noticed that the stem was turning brown. Is there anything else I can do?

A: It’s very difficult to be successful raising basil indoors. The plant needs full sunshine to produce much flavor. In addition, low light leads to low vigor, so the plant succumbs to all manner of leaf and stem fungi. Gradually move your basil outdoors and see if it’s health doesn’t improve.