varieties of basil you can fill your garden with it alone—not a bad idea, actually. Lemon basil, lime basil, cinnamon basil, and anise basil have distinct flavors. Dwarf basils, such as boxwood basil or Spicy Globe' basil that have mounded habits and can function as a low hedge or a rounded pot-herb. Purple-leaf basils have, obviously, purple leaves, which makes them a good choice for mixing in a flower border.
Harvesting: Clip leaves weekly throughout the season to keep plants from developing flowers.
Hint: You can rejuvenate tall basil plants by cutting them back by about one-third in mid-season.