There *is* no IT point for me. I have a 100% kill rate for starting seeds.
In 2008, every single seed I started died. We ended up just planting direct in the soil and purchasing a few tomato plants.
In 2009, we didn't even bother to start seeds. We just planted direct in the soil and purchased a few tomato plants.
Yes, this puts us behind where we would ideally like to be, season-wise, but...at least the plants start out alive.
Keeping them that way...well, that's a whole 'nother thing.
I can have a stout, happy seedling--green beans, say--in the afternoon, and if I'm not out there at night with my flashlight, some slimy critter will eat it to nubs that night. Not only will the seedling be dead, but there won't be anything at all left.
No safety. No time. No IT point.
What was it that Mad Eye Moody said? "Constant vigilance!"
El Cerrito, CA