basil

Basil is another easy growing herb with many different varieties and culinary uses. Toss it with a pasta, make a pesto or create a delicious bruschetta! It’s a fast grower and does well in full sun. Keep this herb on the drier side, it doesn’t like to be kept wet.

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: 12 to 24 in

Sprout time: Summer

When to plant: After danger of frost

Fun Facts:

– There are over 160 varieties of Basil.

– Basil is native to India, where it is used as a spice and medicine.

– The aroma from Basil helps to repel mosquitoes.