Wot, no basil!
Local garden centres generally have a selection of herb plants for sale - typically the usual suspects, some slightly more unusual types, and more types of mint than you can shake a trowel at, but rarely basil. Is there some reason why basil plants don't appear on the garden centre shelves? I know they are easy enough to grow from seed (as are many other herbs), I'm just puzzled by this absence. Why doesn't Lord Basil appear alongside his herbidacious cousins?