Basil grown from seed will always be stronger than basil plants purchased from a garden center and it is really easy. Once established, clip the basil right above the first set of four leaves and continue to clip often and it will reward you with large, bountiful, healthy leaves all season long. Once it goes to seed, it gets bitter and there is no going back, so keep an eye on it!
If you can’t keep up with your basil, make some basil pesto! It stores incredibly well in the freezer and also makes a great gift for friends and neighbors.