Nature does have a mind of its own. After the first basil seedling emerged yesterday, 12 days early, I went to check on the little guy today to make sure he was still okay.
Not only is little Red (first photo below) doing fabulously an inch tall with his first leaves ready to sprout but I found 23 – 23! – of his friends of various varieties, equally eager to show their stuff.
Um, “14-21 days to germination” my arse.
Sweet Basil and Siam Queen Basil (yellow toothpicks) – look for the little green dots.