spellbound55 wrote:I bought two beautiful sprigs of living Basil at the market, complete with root balls. When I got home I potted them, watered them generously, and left them in a sunny window. They were tall and full and beautiful, but this morning they are drooping down in a sad, limp, wilted ball! It looks awful. What do I do? Is it in shock? Will it perk up? I want to save it!
You may have over watered. Basil doesn't want a lot of water. If your soil is still soggy when you put a finger down into it, go outside, and replace some of the wet soil with drier soil. It could be shock, but everything I read about basil before planting all my herbs this spring said basil really doesn't want a lot of water. So, don't water them again until the soil is completely dry. I mean it could be shock, but since you said you watered "generously" I would suspect their roots are not happy.
Whatever you do, though, even if you don't repot them, STOP giving them a lot of water. They don't want it. If the soil isn't bone dry, it's not time to water them yet.
I'm new, be gentle.