I love basil. It makes my summer worth the sweat. It makes food come alive. I would eat pesto on fresh pasta every day if I could. But ya know, you need variety and things like that. Still 50% of our lunches end up being this because it tastes so dang good. The other 50% ends up being super yummy salads, or campfire food over the fire pit in the backyard. As you can imagine we end up going through quite a bit of basil during the summer. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but fresh basil from the grocery store can be kinda pricey.
Somehow it also goes bad before I get around to using it. Either I forget about it, or it gets lost in the back of the fridge never to be found. This is why we grow our own. And a lot of it. Its cheap to grow, and you really don’t have to do much for it. Just water and weed as necessary. So if you are curious to know what the 7 tips for growing basil are, have a look at the gallery below.