Common household remedies request
Thai basil. I'm told it's easy to friggin grow. No such luck for me!
Last year, nada. This year, nada. Seeds (from Fedco!) in five days ago:
1. Good soil (seafood compost)
2. Good sun (best available)
3. One-eighth inch covered gently
4. Three different little patches, though all the same conditions.
5. Soil moist.
It's been a bit cloudy and rainy lately, but not cold, and stuff like greens is very happy, ditto tomatoes and squash.
Am I doing something stupid? Do the Norway Maple leaves I mulched everything with over the window secrete something horrible that kills them?
Should I excavate one of the beds and look for rotted seeds? Help, this is frustrating. I want the beauty but also the strong odor to repel pests.