I keep reading all over the internet that basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow but I have been trying to grow it for the last 3 years and it just won't sprout, I don't know what I am doing wrong.
I have tried in containers and in the ground, in the containers I have tried with potting soil, potting soil mixed with dirt and dirt with compost. I keep it moist and make sure that it is not planted too deep, I have even tried just tossing the seed on top and not covering to see if that works but nope.
any suggestions on how to get basil to grow??
also once I do get it to sprout how much do I have to thin it, how far apart to the plants need to be?
I have been checking the stores, last year they had basil by now but they seem to have every herb but basil.