Apart from Mint, I have not really been into herbs, until last year when I grew Basil during the Joe Mills Grow With me 2022. I'm going to have a herb bed on the allotment in 2023 as I have a collection of herb seeds and may as well experiment with them and find out what I like.
Basil Purple Ball from Suttons - 15 Seeds £3.99 item Code 100285
As I was turned onto Basil in 2022 I selected this new variety to Organic Gardening Catalogue to trial in 2023.Basil Loki (Organic)
Organic Gardening Catalogue -140 Average Seeds - £1.99 item code 700015
Armed with improved resistance to mildew, this new generation basil is the ultimate selection for organic growers. Downy mildew is a common problem with basil, and it can rapidly spread through neighbouring plants.
Basil ‘Loki’ resists infection and has also been bred to adapt to our cooler UK climate, producing crops of bright green, healthy leaves throughout the summer.
Height and spread: 300mm (12").