One of my favorite herbs to grow, basil not only fills the room with its aromatic bouquet, it also germinates easily. I find myself growing basil year-round for my own use and for friends. Basil makes great companion plant to tomato, and in the kitchen they produce an even better harmony.
Right before summer ends, a new flat of basil gets started sometimes under lights, and often right outside to bask in the morning sun. Once the seeds have sprouted, I move them inside to grow under lights (just so they don’t get leggy).
Earlier this morning I potted up these beauties to brighten up the kitchen. Though the pot looks crowded now, soon I will have just a few plants to use to last a season.