Basil is an easy, productive and popular herb to grow. The Japanese Beetle is its worst enemy. Knocking them into a cup of soapy water will destroy them. Check out the link below to envision how you can successfully grow Sweet Basil in an EarthBox garden and who knows, even make a little $.
* Keep basil sweet by pinching off the small flowers that develop on top of the plant.
................Happy Gardening! http://www.earthbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/basil-project.pdf