You know all those grow-your-own basil kits sold online and in novelty stores? I do not understand them! For starters, they almost never work (or they do … until they don’t). And secondly, they’re just totally unnecessary. Basil is actually not hard to grow, and you’ll have a lot more success if you just do it sans kit.
Here’s what you need to know about growing basil in your kitchen without a kit. Armed with this info, you won’t ever have to buy one of those overpriced packs of basil at the grocery store ever again.