Although I grow several types of basil,the only one I use often ismy very precious Lemon Basil which I keep all of the seeds from,so that I may have a continual supply! The others tend to be very overpowering in most dishes apart from those with lots of tomato in them.I will use just a very few small leaves of basic tree basil which is a perrenial,when cooking such meals! Lemon Basil is very good when grilling a lovely piece of fresh fish,and I would be lost without this variety!
I love basil and will put it and other herbs on and into just about anything I prepare. Greek Basil is one of my favourite smells. It reminds me of Summer. For those who find Basil too strong- Greek Basil , the one in the photo, is milder than some of the other types.
I usually have a prolific herb garden but my chooks have decimated it recently. They spared a few plants including Basil. So my chooks don't like the taste of Basil.good to know, when I landscape their pen I will plant some in there and know it will be safe.
I love fresh basil. I love the smell of it and the taste. It goes well with tomato salad and a bit gives a lift to pasta dishes. I particularly like lemon basil but haven't found any seeds for it in the shops this year. I will have to make a proper search for seeds.