Earthly life needs the warm breeze of daily sunlight to awaken. Nature's plants have evolved to what they are today by the sunlight's energy that exists in their native origins.
This is why basil, which originated in Southern Europe, becomes a tasteful plant when it is exposed to long and intensive sun energy hours of over sixteen hours.
Over centuries and decades edible plants have adapted to these enviroments. Yet, in order to transform sunlight into new energetic life, every plant requires energetic sun breezes that makes them perform photosynthesis.