It's not too late to grow your own basil this summer, especially if you start with a bag of "living basil" from the grocery store.
I didn't get around to planting basil seeds in April or buying plants in early June this year. Last week, my local nursery only had leggy and parched basil plants. They did have packs of basil seeds for a whopping $3.95.
So I splurged on a bag of live basil in the produce section at the grocery store. What looked like one plant turned out to be several plants with many long roots.
I trimmed eight healthy tips off the top and other eight from