First off, this is an awesome forum. I am learning so much about growing herbs from all the posts I've read. As a novice gardener, one thing is for certain: there are sooo many conditions that can affect the growth of plants, which leads me to the purpose of this post.
I've decided to start an experiment with growing rosemary and thyme in small styrofoam coffee cups (like we all did in kindergarden) in-doors before transplanting them outdoors. Right now, I have about 8 cups with rosemary and thyme set on a tv tray in a spare bedroom (lights off, with the vent closed). My questions are:
1. How often do I water thyme and rosemary in the seddling phase?
2. Do these plants require direct sunlight while in the styrofoam cups? Or can they sprout in the dark?