Basil is the 'King' of herbs: the greek word 'basileus' meaning 'King'. It is an annual herbaceous plant that will grow to a height of around 50cm. it likes to grow in rich, well drained soil in full sun. Propagate seeds in seedling trays and transplant into the veggie patch. Also great to grow in pots.
Italian name: Basilico
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Light: Full Sun
Spacing: 30cm apart
Best Season: Summer