Ocimum basilicum – Huge leaves, a stronger, fuller flavour than sweet basil. Perfect for sauces, pesto and even fresh on a sandwich. Try growing this basil on a sunny windowsill, it loves filtered light.

Planting Instructions
Herbs are easily grown indoors or outdoors. Sow every 14 days for a continuous supply of fresh leaves. Most herbs prefer a sunny and not to wet location. Try to locate plants where they will get 5 hours of direct sunlight each day. Herbs usually grow well in almost any soil but tend to thrive in light sandy soil that has been enriched with peat-moss or leaf-mold and a moderate amount of fertilizer. Cover seed slightly with soil. Keep soil moist until all seeds sprout. Seed germinates best at 18-23°C usually in 7-14 days. Garden spacing 12 in. apart.

Homemade Pesto


  • 3 cups Basil


  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cloves garlic

Place basil, Parmesan, salt, pine nuts and garlic into the blender. Pour in olive oil as the blender begins to blend the original ingredients.