This is a basil plant:
I'm going to start growing basil and try not to buy it at the store anymore. Then, I might try growing all my own herbs. So much less expensive. For example, this cilantro cost $1.99 at Giant Eagle and doesn't even look all that fresh:
I could probably buy a whole cilantro plant for $4.99 somewhere. I've also heard that herbs don't die off over the winter and they'll grow again for summer, so no need to repurchase and replant!