Since I had a ten day Florida vacation planned, I thought I’d try and germinate my seeds while I was gone.
The trick is to keep the seeds moist and warm during that time and make sure they don’t dry out. I not only watered the seed bed well, but I also covered it with a plastic well-fitting top. I put the shop lights right above the plastic lid. I then left on vacation and after ten days, this is what I came home to. I use ProMix as my seed medium and cover the seeds with vermiculite. I do have a tiny bit of fertilizer in my ProMix.
I came home to hundreds of seedlings and look forward to transplanting them into other containers.
I’ll probably wait two weeks before I use a pencil to transplant them to individual cells.