Basil - 2 types, outdoor, indoor. No matter how lovely the weather outside (eg last year), the normal basil seeds don't seem to do well for me outside. Am going to try the outdoor, but forgot I had it till you reminded me. The indoor, does well on a windowsill - I plant it as early as March, then prick out into a long plastic windowbox thing, which is quite deep (6 inches maybe??) am careful with the watering as no drainage. Then I get a few stringy plants, I harvest the growing tips, then by late April, into the greenhouse it goes, and I harvest the growing tips again - never let it go to flower, then all the side shoots make it more and more bushy. At harvest points, if I don't need it, I whizz it in the liquidiser with a bit of water (or you could use olive oil) then freeze in ice cube trays and pop out into a plastic bag which I keep in the freezer, and add to thai curries and Italian dishes. I have to say that I LOVE having fresh basil to hand. For me it is king of the herbs - along with coriander, which is queen!!