Wilted basil w brown stems and strange growth

Asked September 4, 2016, 12:28 PM EDT

I have basil in a large container (with drainage holes). Leaves wilted and bottoms of stems turned brown. Looks like some kind of eggs or growths on stalks. What do you think it is? What can I do better next year? Thanks.

Prince George's County Maryland

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