Basil seedling identification

When one lets things go to seed like parsley, basil, cosmos, mustards, rocket, parsnip, carrot in a weed controlled bed, there is no sowing, just selecting. That makes early identification of cotyledons important, for this is the best time to weed-a quick hoe over and it’s done.

Basil

Basil has very distinctive shaped leaves at the cotyledon stage. The second leaves have the shape of the true basil leaf.

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