Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:25
Hi Mizzli, yes, definitely too many sown there! You have about 30 basil seedlings - 4 or 5 would be enough for that size of pot. The good news is that they have their first pair of true leaves, so you can carefully tip them out and separate, planting a few back into fresh compost. The rest could go into other pots if you can find the room.
For pots of the size you get in hose kits, sow about 10 seeds in each, evenly spaced apart and if they all germinate, you need to be harsh and pluck out the smallest, leaving up to 5 of the strongest.