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
Basic Basil Pesto
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