Failing again

I'm at my wit's end. I started a whole new AeroGarden Harvest with different types of basil. I have a Lemon basil plant, a few Napolitano basils, and 1 Marseille basil. Once again they all started out great. I cut them after the third set of leaves per the Aerogarden help info.  As they grow back, many of the leaves are yellow anda curling. This is exactly what happened with my last garden.  I've been closed a picture, but I'm not sure it uploaded.  I sanitize the unit before I put in the new plants, I'm using distilled water and keeping the light about an inch to 2 inches away from the plants.  I honestly don't know what else I can do except try to grow flowers instead. Any ideas what's happening?

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I understand. Thanks for the

I understand. Thanks for the help that you've been giving me. Think I may just start up a new one over the weekend and see what happens. Just getting frustrated and disappointed, that's all.  Especially when I see pictures and videos of how prolific everyone's Aerogardens are and mine look so sad.

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I wish we can send private

I wish we can send private messages but we can not.  I owuld have sent you an article to help you.  I do not want to post for copyright reasons.

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I think you cut them too low

I think you cut them too low if you've only got 2 banks of true leaves. You're supposed to pinch above the third set of true leaves. It's probably survivable, I don't know.

I don't use your nutes. It says 4ml to start, followed by 8ml. The number one mistake people make is to over-feed. And that does, absolutely, result in yellow leaves and gradual death. So always underfeed, never overfeed. And if your plants are sick, start over with clean water and under-feed nutes.

The CSS warning doesn't harm anything.

 

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I watched a video about 10

I watched a video about 10 times and I'm pretty sure I cut them right. I cut the middle growth and left the 2 offshoots. As far as the nutrients go, I'm using 2 capfuls as directed. Are you saying I should use less? I honestly have not seen any bugs except gnats that I get spring and fall in all my houseplants.

As far as posting a pic, one of the problems I keep having is the parameters to be able to upload. It shows no larger than 1 MB and the pixel size is 720  x 540. I have no settings that small.  I went into my settings and I've got it as small as I can so that's one of the problems. The other problem is I keep getting this error message. I've copied and pasted it.

One or more CSS files were not found or does not exist: sites/all/themes/pixture_fixes/c. Did you delete any files or change a file name? You may need to save the theme settings or check all files names are correct in your theme. Please view the online documentation.

I have no idea what this means. If there was any way that we could do some sort of a private message and share email addresses I would love to send you the picture that I took. It might help you be able to see exactly what was wwrong.Just let me know. Thanks

 

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I don't see a picture... Some

I don't see a picture... Some things it might be:

1. I hope you didn't count the seed leaves in 'above the 3rd set of leaves'. You might have pruned off too much plant.

2. The nutrients might be too strong. Drain the reservoir and refill with distilled water, and weakest nute formulation.

3. It's possible there are bugs - aphids or spider mites.

Without a good picture, I'm just guessing. Basil is usually fast & robust.

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