On June 25th I put some basil to sprout on my kitchen counter. It's been eleven days, and here they are:
Do you see the sprouts coming out of the stem? This is what you're looking for.
They aren't quite ready yet, but right on track!
I want to see more long roots, so I'll give them another week on the counter to grow some more. After that they are ready to continue life elsewhere.
One will go in a pot to grow into a big basil plant, and I'll save another for a gift.