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13 Easy-to-Grow Vegetables and Herbs (Page 10)

Basil

Basil

Why we love it: No other herb epitomizes the taste of summer like basil. Whirl up a batch of pesto or sprinkle basil on your favorite pasta dish.

In your garden: Plant basil in rich, moist soil where it can enjoy full sun. Sow your basil every few weeks for continual harvest.


Use basil in these recipes:
Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Pizza
Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto
Pesto-Topped Grilled Summer Squash
Tomato Gratin
Basic Basil Pesto

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