Thai Basil question and garden pics
I bought thai basil (among many other things) at a local plant sale a few weeks ago. Now my thai basil looks... sad. I've tried watering it, not watering it. The weather lately has been highs in the mid 70s to 80s and lows in the 60s and upper 50s. It's situated in a sunny bed right between my tomatoes (which have doubled in height since I bought them at the same sale). Any ideas on what to do? Bed 1 - Tomatoes, basils, a little oregano. Bed 2 - Peppers, a little parsley. I need to add more stuff to this bed but I don't know what. Bed 3 (partial shade) - peas, cilantro, and lettuce once it's big enough. I was also trying to grow chives but apparently they hate me and refuse to sprout. This is my first year having a yard and I'm very pleased with the way my garden has turned out so far. I'm waiting on my peppers to realize it's hot now and start growing. I think they're still pretty much the same size they were when I bought them. They're in the sunniest bed and are getting plenty of water. Maybe they need food? Or maybe I just need more patience. I'm thinking of planting these cucumbers near my peas to help keep the soil cooler. I have a bunch of cucumber plants even after killing most of them through experimentation/neglect. The tomatoes are showing everyone else up (they've doubled in size since I bought them) and are putting out flowers. I'm looking forward to my first fresh tomatoes of the season, mmm. Purple basil seedling. Most of them are totally purple but I think this one looks awesome. I don't know that they'll survive the heat long enough to produce. They're in the shadiest bed of the three. They've done better than my first attempt at peas and I'll definitely be doing more next fall. I'm considering planting soybeans where the peas are to provide more shade to that bed as the summer gets more intense, what do you think?