Basil Growing Instructions

Basil is known as the "King of Herbs," according to legend. Basilikos means "royal" in Greek, and it was once only used at royal rituals.

In my garden, I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring weather so that I can transplant the basil I started from seed.

I plant four different varieties of basil since it's my go-to herb for topping homemade pizza and salads.

Sweet basil kinds like 'Genovese' and 'Large Leaf' come to mind when you think of basil's strong perfume.

Smaller basil varieties include 'Boxwood,' 'Minette,' and 'Spicy Bush.'

These are ideal for tiny pots, with a maximum height of 10 to 12 inches.

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