Growing basil next to tomatoes make both plants healthier and have better, tastier yields. It's called "companion planting" and gardeners have been doing it for a long time. Let us help you grow better summer tomatoes.
HERBS: Basil Basics: Prune basil regularly for best flavor. About every four weeks, prune basil back to just above the bottom two sets of leaves. If allowed to flower, it will lose flavor. From Fine Gardening.
How to Freeze Fresh Basil and Ideas for Using Frozen Basil
How to Freeze Fresh Basil, plus recipes for using frozen basil. (I freeze mine in ice cube trays, then, once frozen, remove from the trays and store in zip lock bags. It's easy to pop a cube into a recipe and they defrost really quick)
Preserving Fresh Basil Easily in the Refrigerator with Olive Oil
Preserving fresh basil in fridge for 1 year! Layer jar with salt, olive oil, basil, repeat until full. Scoop out olive oil (which will solidify in fridge) and let come to room temperature to use the basil.
All About Basil: How to Grow, Propagate, Chop & Freeze
Basil Oil - I'm sure you've seen the little packs of basil at the grocery store. That and some oil is all it takes to make this fabulous condiment. Perfect for a dipping sauce or a drizzle for steak, fish, poultry and a zillion other things!