An aromatic, tender annual often used in Italian cooking and a tasty addition to salads.
Varieties available in a range of leaf shapes and aromas. Choose a low-growing kind if possible. Needs a sunny, sheltered spot in free-draining soil.
Sow seed: Thinly in pots, covering with 1/2cm of compost in early to mid-spring. Plant out from late April
Plant: pot grown plants can be planted out when all danger of frosts has passed.
Varieties: Cinnamon, Purple Ruffles