Annual. Sweet basil, with it's wonderful aroma and flavor, is one of
the most popular and widely grown herbs in the world. We associate basil with
Italian cooking. There are so may uses for basil that every herb gardener will
want to have several plants. It is an attractive plant that works well in vegetable,
herb and flower gardens. Basil also makes a great kitchen windowsill plant.
Basil is very sensitive to cold, so should be planted when any risk of frost
Harvest basil by cutting off the growing tips every few weeks. Always
pick the leaves from the top to encourage new growth.