One of the most commonly grown and versatile herbs, basil can be paired with pretty much anything, whether it's a Margherita or a margarita.
Direct sunlight 4-6 hours/day (indoor) or partial shade (outdoor).
Keep consistently moist and let water drain thoroughly.
Safe for pets. Go ahead and add some flavor to their meals too.
Plant new batches every 2-3 weeks to keep supply going all summer long.
Its leaves are good for pesto, as a salad garnish, or in cocktails.
Pro-tip: If you're using grow lights, make sure they are full-spectrum. If basil only receives red and blue wavelengths of light, they won't generate the oils that make their scent and taste.