Most years we throw two clumps of basil and a cilantro plant in with the tomatoes and carrots and that's the extent of our herb garden. This year, instead of trudging down the back stairs in the sweltering heat, walking over to the garden and trying not to step on any of the other plants, hoping I'd picked all I herbs I needed, and trudging back up the stairs again, (I know it doesn't sound that bad, but I am on the lazy side), I planned to do a "kitchen garden" of herbs, in pots on our deck.
...and those few bits of green in the oval planter? That's basil. Luckily, before I got my brainstorm, my hubby bought some starter plants and put them in the usual spot. Don't think I could do without fresh basil for the summer.