I started a bunch of basil seedlings in community containers. They are starting to grow first true leaves.
I want to grow a LOT this year and make interesting basil creations including Basil Gelato as well as the usual pesto, etc. so I want to keep most of the seedlings. Are older basil seedlings easy to separate when crowded close like tomato seedlings -- sturdy stems and thicker stronger roots that slip past each other when worked loose -- or are they easier to separate while small by pricking out with a knife or a fork?