The sprouts were looking pretty strong, with the tallest ones a little over an inch high. It was my birthday, so I decided to go ahead and do the thinning.
I started by locating the tallest one, henceforth known as Zeuss, then cutting down all the basil within 2 inches. Then I looked around for the tallest one near the perimeter of the 2 inch zone, and repeated until I had 8 plants left. Some are close to the edge, which isn’t ideal, but I think they’ll be OK. Overall, I cut down about 125 sprouts.
Cara helped me assign names to the 8 remaining plants.