The more you cut back your mint, the more it will yield and also keep it from flowering; you will have the leaves for culinary use all summer long. Click on other pix to enlarge and read captions.Click To Enlarge
Basil is a an annual herb closely identified with Italian cooking. There are dozens of different basil varieties, some with the familiar lemony tang and others with spicy and exotic scents and flavors. They all grow easily in warm, sunny weather.