I planted some Basil seeds last week to specifically grow indoors for winter harvesting and they've already sprouted! In just 4 days! I chose a compact variety that (I'm hoping) will do well in a pot on my growing stand, and as you can see, the seeds came from Renee's. This is my second year of ordering several types of seed from them, last year I didn't know what I was doing and I still had great success.
By the way, Basil comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors, and is a fantastic pollinator friendly plant. It was a pleasure to watch (and eat) as it bloomed all summer and was a favorite of the tiniest of bees and flies. Once the sun went down, the moths were drawn to the white flowers like magnets.
There's nothing quite like the excitement I get from seeing those little green specks pushing through the soil. I know it's just silly little Basil, but it's so much fun.
I can't quite find a word for it...but it just makes me happy.