Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

18 indispensable herbs

Our guide to growing and cooking with basic and gourmet herbs

Basil
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Johanna Silver

Basil

(Ocimum basilicum)

Lends a sweet-spicy flavor to sauces and pesto. Annual; grows to 2 feet tall. All zones.

More: All about growing basil

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