Basil (Ocimum basilicum) needs a richer, deeper growing medium than a moist napkin, but moist conditions do promote basil seeds to sprout. Seeds on a wet napkin or paper towel is a first step for testing the proportion of seed before putting them into a method along with containers. Basil doesn’t grow as crops eaten as anemia to harvest on a moist napkin in the exact same manner.
Basil seeds sprout quickly on a moist napkin. Till it seems spongy and moist but not sodden, water to your napkin, so that they are evenly spread, and scatter basil seeds over the surface rather than touching. Alternately, if assessing for seed viability, then place 10 seeds on the napkin. Roll it up and place it where the temperature is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Basil seeds operate in five to 10 days. The amount of seeds that are sprouted reveal the viability of this batch.
Transplanting to Potting Soil
Sprouted seeds that are basil grow best in potting soil. Fill 3-inch pots with potting soil to 1/2 inch below the rim, and then apply water till it seems through the drainage holes. Place three seedlings in each pot, evenly spaced. Cover them with 1/4 inch of soil and place the pots. Water regularly so that the soil stays moist, and eliminate the two weakest seedlings when the next pair of leaves appear.