Basil is by far the easiest plant I have grown...EVER! Basil needs sun, water and room to grow. If your plant gets too tall or bushy, chop of a piece and add it to your salad, make pesto or even Basil Lemonade!
|Purple Opal Basil|
My favorite varieties are Dark Purple Opal, Fine Verde and Genovese Basil. All three of them are great in pesto and the purple adds a bit of color to salads or even pizza!
|Fine Verde Basil|
Doesn't that sound easy? I found a basil plant at my local supermarket for $4. For $4 at Mary's Heirloom Seeds you can get a full pack of organic, non-gmo Basil seeds. That's a possible 35 basil plants!!!
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