A popular herb in both the kitchen and the garden, basil can be found growing indoors and outdoors for use in a wide variety of dishes.
Basil likes to stay moist so water deeply at least once a week to keep roots growing deep and the soil moist. Basil growing in containers will need more frequent watering. Your goal when growing basil in a container is to keep the soil from drying out.
Pinch leaves from the tips of your basil as soon as the plant has two sets of true leaves. This encourages your basil to grow full and bushy.