Thanks for the tip, nelie! I'll pass it along.
Mars, I think basil likes full sun. But it does well in pots so it can be grown on a sunny window sill. I'm going to let DH take care of all that. We used to grow a garden, but gave that up as DD got older and we got busier. We have several years of compost ready when we are, lol!
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