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Basil is a flavorful herb that’s especially popular in Italian and Asian cuisines. The popular herb is often grown by new and seasoned gardeners alike, and the different varieties provide opportunities to try various flavor profiles.

Basil is considered an annual herb, meaning it does not come back every year. It needs to be replanted each season. Since basil likes warmer weather, ensure that you do not put the plants outside when it’s still freezing at night. This varies depending on climate, but in a lot of regions, May or June are good times to transplant your basil outside.

Basil and Tomatoes

Many seasoned gardeners swear on planting basil with their tomato plants . They claim that the basil creates a deeper flavor profile in the tomatoes. Whether this is true or not, they are very complementary and therefore can easily share the same pot or soil.