The cilantro and the chives looked really great for about a week, but they promptly died in week two. Never even got use out of them. The lavendar, the only one I had outside, took a month to sprout. It's still alive, I think, but all it is is a few green leaves? Also, I don't think it has changed at all in over a month. I don't understand: I followed all the sunlight and watering guidelines. I used new (but not over-chemically) potting soil. Are they really that fickle?
So, basil seems to be the last man standing. Barely. Even that is dying in phases! I planted three pots of basil because that's the one I use the most, and one of them died last month, too. The two survivors will randomly have a stalk that goes brown and shrivels up. And I swear, I'm not a bad plant-mom! I owned the same little souvenier cactus for ten years, I have some really pretty African violets, and I have an ivy plant that's enjoying stretching all around my piano. So why can't I keep these herbs alive? Ugh, I guess I have to start over--again.
The one on the left hates me :-(