All you need is a warm sunny climate, a basil plant in a pot and water. Basil needs about 6 hours of sunlight and the soil needs to stay moist. So water a little bit every day. Pinch off the center of your stalks once they are about six inches in height to promote more growth. It's that easy. You might have to transfer to bigger pots as it grows or if you are up north, you can plant this right in your yard.
What can you do with basil that you need a plant? OMG..for summer dishes this is the best herb around. First and foremost, this will change your homemade momma ferraro's sauce from great....to fabulous!
All of your fresh pasta dishes are going to taste like "momma" made them.
A side of basil, tomatoes, mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette is going to go from plain jane to super yummy.
So go get yourself a couple of little basil plants and have your own fresh basil all summer long. I promise, you won't regret it.