Slide 1: Growing Fresh Basil Indoors

Basil plant

Pesto and a raft of other sauces, Italian dishes, sandwiches, marinades: Is there any dish basil can’t improve? Grow this heat-lover from seeds or small nursery seedlings in a south-facing window, and pinch off leaves as needed. Maintain a constant supply of this fragrant, versatile herb by planting new seeds every few weeks in rich and moist but well-drained soil.

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