Perfect for use in most soups, salads and sandwiches to get that Italian taste to your food.
Now, you can buy these small basil plants from garden centres and then just sit them as a permanent container on your kitchen windowsill, or you can sow basil seeds direct. The secret with most plants growing indoors, is the fact that you want to crop them on a regular basis.
The heat in the room tends to draw them up and get them to grow a bit leggy. So, aim to crop and use them regularly so that the plant can re-sprout.
Of course, any plants in containers that you’re cropping regularly, need a little bit of feed. Miracle-Gro is great for that. You can water it down into a recycled plastic bottle, just reuse these as little watering containers with a premix of Miracle-Gro. By regularly feeding it, you’re giving the plant energy to grow more foliage.