I'm trying to get creative with the overflow of vegetables and herbs from my garden. I've learned that one basil plant is plenty than the three that I planted. Anyone want some fresh basil? So what to do with all the basil I've been growing besides eating? Make basil flower arrangements. I bought small maroon carnations from the store and added fresh basil to make it fragrant and full. I have three arrangements around the house and love it. The basil does very well in the vases.