Basil is a fragrant herb that is used to flavor many dishes. It tastes much too strong to be used all by itself. One of the best-know recipes is basil tomato soup.

Basil is easy to grow. Once you have done that, you'll have enough seeds to supply the entire neighborhood.


Pic1: basil in my garden — 2014-09-25
Pic2: drying basil seeds; it's not cat nip, but the cats are interested. — 2013-08-31