Aromatic leaves in a variety of flavors are outstanding for a wide range of foods from Italian to Vietnamese. White or pink flowers are attractive in the herb garden, but are usually pinched off as buds form to promote high quality leaves for cooking. Grows best outdoors but can be grown inside in a south facing window. In Italy, a sprig of basil is a symbol of love and a pot given to new homeowners means good luck.
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