Large Leaf Italian Basil is a traditional Culinary Herb. This classic is a key component in many Italian dishes. Plant a little, or plant a lot, whether you enjoy it for cooking, or just ornamental, this aromatic herb is sure to become a favorite.
Sow seeds in well-drained soil in a mostly sunny location after the threat of the last frost has passed. It's best to start these seeds indoors and transplant them when conditions are ideal. Plant in well-drained soil, approximately 1/8 - 1/4" deep and space 12 - 18" apart. Mature plants can grow up to 3 feet tall. These plants are annuals and will drop their seed and come back year after year if you lightly dust some fresh soil or add some compost to the area where they were growing.