I grow my own Basil,
I love the flavour it gives to meals and I also have a thing about fresh home made Pesto, so I grow my own and I grow three varieties!
Finissimo basil, is a lovely little bush like plant with tiny tiny little leaves that are excellent sprinkled onto any tomato pasta dish as a finishing touch, or over freshly sliced tomato that is then drizzled with a little olive oil, yummy salad or side dish
Mammoth lettuce leaf basil, is exactly that, it grows Huge leaves that scent the air heavily when picked and have an amazing slightly anise type flavour, I pop a few leaves into any green salad for a zing of flavour
Sweet Genovese, is the final one, it is a medium sized leaf that has the traditional basil flavour and is the one I use for home made pesto.
if you'd like?
Do you use Basil in your cooking? I still have one plant I grew from seed last year on my windowsill having managed Not to strip it bare through the winter,
Basil is easy to grow, and such a great addition to your cooking.