Annual, aromatic, culinary, medicinal, nectariferous herbs. Fresh and dried leaves or a mixture of leaves and flowers of pleasant odour and bitter taste are used for food. Basil can substitute black pepper, in particular, the mix of basil, dill and tarragon is highly regarded in culinary. Can be grown in flower beds, balconies, on the windowsill in the kitchen. For activation outdoors, choose a warm place, protected from the wind, or a southern windowsill. 1 g contains about 650 seeds.