My husband saved the seed from last year, dried them and planted the seeds in the spring. He told me he planted "about" 30 seeds, so when I counted 85 baby plants I wondered if he needed new glasses. There were plenty of plants to give away, and more than enough for us. It has to be one of the best things about growing your own food, making a dash to the vegetable garden in your dressing gown and picking tomatoes and basil for breakfast. It is very hard to beat. Best served warm, with an espresso and the newspaper.