We are back to ground zero. The basil plant, bought during it's 'glory' withered into a pathetic state and a week passed before the hubs willingly help me do some re-potting after my reminders. And to think that he recently bought a pack of soil from the pasar-malam and had wanted to buy another plant. (!)
Anyway, the hubs managed to salvage the almost withering mint.
I do not want to grow anymore plants. So let's see how far the mint will grow this time.