Tsk, tsk. Another reason to make the recipe below tonight is that Lyman bought basil at the grocery for a recipe last night: Pork Scaloppine with Tomato Basil Sauce.
Herbs in our grocery stores come from Melissa's. A one-ounce pack costs $1.99. I have grown basil before. In this climate, the only problem is keeping it trimmed. For the same money in seeds, I could grow enough basil to supply every household from here to Baton Rouge. Worse yet, a packet of seeds is in my kitchen drawer.