Basil Culinary Herb - Nothing beats the aroma of freshly torn basil. Sweet basil is by far the most popular. King of the herbs, basil is a favorite among many cooks for its delicious flavor. The sweet tasting miniature leaves are ready for use straight off the plant. No chopping or mincing required. It will take 3-5 days for your seeds to germinate. You should be able to start using the leaves in about 6 weeks!