Basil ~ Ocimum basilicum
3 plants in a pot, $4
There’s no other herb that screams summer to me than basil….
Not only is it a culinary delight but it also can be used as a mosquito repellent and (if you weren’t quick enough) as relief from itchy bites.
A summer annual, plant in a nice sunny spot and don’t let it dry out too much. Pinch out flowers as they come and your plant will bush out and last longer.