Grrrrr...seething doesn't begin to cover it! My moronic landlord thought that it was a good idea to change the lock on our front door while we were on vacation. No, we've paid our rent - nothing like that. He's just that much of a procrastinator...our lock has been sticky for 14 months...grrrrrr.
So, by changing the lock, not calling us and not leaving a new key, he prevented our friend from coming in to water the plants - including my lovely heirloom tomato plants that were doing SO WELL up until then.
Of course, the five-gallon sub-irrigated container is doing OK, but the little seltzer bottles of basil and tomatoes are shriveled and sad. The sucker-purchased Topsy Turvy upside-down planter is a horrible sight - brown, shriveled leaves and wrinkly tomatoes - like one of those dried apple old ladies we used to make in first grade. Waaaaaah!!!**sob**
Is there any hope? Needless to say, I've watered everything - not overly so - and will keep giving the plants sips for a few days. Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated.
I suggest sacrificing something in order to save your plants. Maybe a voodoo doll of your landlord? I'm always amazed by the ability of basil to bounce back - it's like a best friend; you can treat it like crap, but give it the right thing to drink and you'll be back in its good graces in no time! Not so sure about the tomatoes though...