Gangly indoor herbs, please help
(New York City)
Sad Plant 1
I am at a loss for what to do for my poor little herbs. I've now killed multiple generations of nearly every herb imaginable (incl basil, parsley, many kinds of mint, rosemary, sage, mustard greens, and so much more) due to over-watering, under-watering, not enough drainage, not enough light, not enough soil, and now some unknown reason that hopefully you can help with.
Nearly all of my herbs either dry out completely (despite having an appropriately damp soil) or turn into gangly tree stalks with very little leafage, basil in particular.
In the pictures you can also see a very sorry looking sage plant and a mint plant that only has leaves about 10 inches out of the soil... so clearly something is wrong. Can you point me in the right direction here?