Well, actually, tasted it. I read that it was what farmers used to do to test pH. It was just a bit sweet, which means my soil is the pH I thought it was: fairly neutral but slightly alkaline.
My basil seedlings just germinated! I went to a class today on starting seedlings, and I guess a grow light will be needed. And a warming pad? But it’s late. No gardening outside today because I visited the new City Creek Center here in Salt Lake.