Basil adds a distinctly Mediterranean flavour to dishes, and growing it couldn't be simpler.
Find out all you need to know about growing basil in our basil Grow Guide.
When growing basil, one of the most important things to remember is to water – if the soil becomes too dry, they'll quickly wilt. Don't let the plants sit in water, though, as this can cause the roots to rot.
Find out more about tasty basil, including how to grow it and cultivars to try, below.