Ocimum basilicum var. minimum
Other name: Greek basil
It grows like a shrub. It makes smaller leaves that have the same smell an taste as the classical one. It is less sensitive and blossoms later. It's very suitable for growing in pots. It is used in the same way as the classical basil, so it doesn't have to be chopped up but we can use whole leaves.
We can sow basil throughout the year in pots or crates and keep them indoors. We plant or sow it outside when the danger for saline has passed. Basil likes warm and sunny places, except when they are young - the sun can burn them. Basil doen't need watering, except if there is drought. If the plant is in pots we water it moderately - the soil has to be damp, not wet. The plants are stronger when they grow individually.