Basil herbs are thought to have originated from India, where they have been harvested for thousands of years. There are many different varieties of Basil available, 8 of which can be seen below. They are a great culinary herb and are most popularly used in Italian cooking. Nothing beats picking a fresh batch of Basil leaves from live plants grown within your own garden.
The plants often grow to heights that average about 20 inches tall. Basil plants don't need much maintenance and thrive in many different conditions.