These amazing seeds are to be planted in an area with about 12 out of 24hr daily sun exposure. For best result, you may want to be use top soil as well as Miracle Grow as/if needed. Basil seeds/plants do not like wet soil but need to be watered at least every other day sparingly. Avoid letting them sit in wet soil as it will stop germination process. Their soil needs to be adequately drained to avoid damage to the seedling/new germs.