I do really like the smell of Basil. There is a certain Mediterranean aspect to its pungent freshness. It brings back memories of luscious holidays and appetising foods, permeated with herbs and garlic. This year I grew quite a lot of basil in the greenhouse, between the pepper plants. They did considerably better than those plants which had to suffer a life outside. I have already frozen a quantity of basil leaves and today's picking will either end up in the freezer or dried in airtight jars.