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Basil varieties to grow

Discover some of the tastiest varieties of basil to grow.

Aromatic basil is an key ingredient in the kitchen, and can be used in salads, pesto, pasta sauces and Thai curries. It’s an attractive plant, well suited to growing in containers, and has the added advantage of deterring whitefly – try growing it next to tomatoes. 

Find out everything you need to know about growing basil in our basil Grow Guide.

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