Good news, folks! My little seedlings have sprouted!
Welcome to the world little basil and chives. And giant sunflower. I completely forgot how sunflowers shoot right up. I don't think I've grown one since kindergarten. I even had to add a little popsicle-stick-support-system so they wouldn't fall over. They are at least 6 inches tall already...after just a little over a week?! Wowzers.
Also sprouting related, I attempted to sprout my own wheat berries to make some historical and nutritious Essene bread. Major fail. They were supposed to sprout within 48 hours and, after soaking them for a week, I'm certain they fermented instead of sprouting. Bad wheat berries? I don't really know what happened, but fear not, I will try it again!