The best variety for pot culture. Spherical plants with small, pungent leaves, close at hand on the windowsill. Although basil is primarily known as a tasty kitchen herb, it also has medicinal uses. Sow in a greenhouse. Do not cover the seeds. Press them gently and keep moist. Once the plants are large enough, transplant into pots and boxes, or in a warm spot in the garden. Tasty in salads, pastas, pesto, etc.