I would choose if I could!
March 16, 2010 4:15 PM   Subscribe

Japanese translation filter: so I have two seed packets. Which is mint and which is basil?

I decided it was finally time to plant the cute little herb garden (planted in a miniature casserole dish!) I was given for Christmas. Everything is simple and straightforward, except where the directions tell me to pick which seeds I want to plant. As you can tell from the picture, that's easier said than done:

Which is the basil?

Hope me mefis! I want baaaaaasil!
posted by Windigo to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: The one on the left (with more characters) is basil. The other is mint.
posted by jedicus at 4:17 PM on March 16, 2010

Response by poster: Yay! Thank you!
posted by Windigo at 4:18 PM on March 16, 2010

On the left: SUIITO BAJIRU
On the right: MINTO
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:34 PM on March 16, 2010

As a secondary assurance, basil seeds taste vaguely like basil. Steeping a couple in a teaspoon of hot water would tell.
posted by IAmBroom at 10:23 PM on March 16, 2010

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