And I can't figure out why. I recently transplanted it...the edges of the leaves are turning black and curling.
Yes, as long as it gets direct light for at least 6 hours a day, and the indoor temp doesn't get too cold. Basil thrives in heat and direct sun. Frost will kill it, as will extended periods of cold. If you have a windowsill that gets direct sun for that long, you can put it there (a windowsill inside the house, so it benefits from the interior warmth, but also gets direct sun on the leaves). Or you could put it next to a fluorescent bulb. The closer the better, but not touching the leaves.Originally Posted by loolie
I've wondered this - can you plant basil indoors and grow it throughout the winter? (I live in Ontario, Canada) - will there be enough sunlight to grow it, or does it have to be grown during a regular growing season? If I planted some seeds now....would they sprout and thrive?