PLANT - BASIL: GENOVESE SWEET
Genovese Sweet basil is ideal for tomato sauces, pesto and salads. Start early indoors or outdoors after danger of frost. Choose a location with plenty of sunlight. Basil thrives in warm temperatures and full morning sun. If you live in an area with scorching midday sun, try to give your basil light shade during the hottest time of day. Amend the garden soil with plenty of organic matter to create a rich, well-draining foundation for your basil. The bed or garden container should be at least 8 inches deep for strong root growth. Basil growing in containers will need more frequent watering. Water regularly, basil likes to stay moist and requires approximately 1 inch of water every week. Water deeply at least once a week to keep roots growing deep and the soil moist.