most gardening didn't happen this year, due to a non-working arm. but I planted basil seeds back in May or so. the package was from 2016 and I didn't expect anything to grow. I gave them two weeks and nothing grew. so I tossed the soil into one of the planters and forgot about it. 5 months later, I appear to have one basil seedling. this is the same way we got an avocado plant out of an avocado seed, so maybe I need to ignore my seeds more often.