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I have not been able to grow herbs in Irving.
I have tried growing them outside and inside, annuals and perennials. They grow fine until I cut them and then they die. Even basil bites the dust. I have had no problems in other parts of the country. Could our pecan trees be part of the problem?
Most Herbs are very carefree, so you must have some combination of conditions where you live that is creating your challenge. You mentioned Pecan trees. Do they cast a lot of shade where you are trying to grow them? And are they shading the windows where you had previously tried growing them indoors? This could be a real problem because most Herbs, especially Basil, require full sun to do their best. And most Herbs tolerate our soil very well as long as it drains and does not remain wet for extended periods. Review your area and see if any of this makes any sense. If you can think of anything else that could give us an insight of your conditions, we'll take another run at trying to help you become successful.
Thanks for your inquiry.