This is the earliest we’ve ever gotten the basil planted. It was 70 degrees in the shaded beds with the lids up! John and Winston were a big help. We didn’t realize how big Winston was until he just walked over the front of the bed and curled up in the box. I think the compost was a big draw for him. I know we weren’t thrilled with him in the house! Can’t wait for the basil to be ready. We planted Red Basil, Genovese Basil and Mammoth Leaf Basil. I love the smell of the basil drying in the house we then mix them all together to make the best dried basil. Ever.