PHOTO: Rachael Brugger

Size: 12 to 30 inches (depending on variety)

Sunlight requirements: Full sun (A minimum of six hours is ideal.)

Water requirements: About 1 inch per week—herbs in containers need more moisture.

Soil requirements: Well-drained soil that isn’t heavily fertilized

When to plant: Direct-seed, or start seeds indoors and transplant after danger of frost has passed.

Where to plant: Garden; containers

When to harvest: 30 to 100 days after planting (depending on variety)

Produce storage: Store in temperatures above 50 degrees F. Store in a cool, dark space, or freeze in airtight containers for six to eight months.

Watch the video: Grow Perfect Basil indoors! (July 2021).