Before thinking of what veggies to plant, think of how to create a balanced ecology to support healthy plant growth and the thriving of the whole system - planting for bees, lizards, insectiverous birds, soil organisms etc.
In this little film, I introduce how and why I create a hedge of sacred perennial basil along the edge of my new vegetable garden before I plant out the garden itself.
The hedge has many other purposes too:
- edible flowers
- insectiverous bird hangout
- weed barrier
Here is a link to a post I wrote earlier this year about Tulsi: