Basil, Spicy globe ~ Ocimum basilicum
There’s no other herb that screams summer to me than basil…. and this little cutie screams real loud! Spicy globe grows in a neat wee ball form with small pointed leaves that really pack a punch. Perfect for container growing.
Not only is it a culinary delight but it also can be used as a mosquito repellent and (if you weren’t quick enough) as relief from itchy bites.
A summer annual, plant (or place) in a nice sunny spot and don’t let it dry out too much. Pinch out flowers as they come and your plant will bush out and last longer.