rainbowgardener wrote: In the meantime the presence of the nutrients doesn't harm them. Seeds growing in nature are in regular soil with nutrients.
So will you be using soil from your raised beds. Why buy all the expensive stuff if nature doesn't need it.
rainbowgardener wrote: Since the seeds aren't going to sprout all at the same time or grow at the same rate, it never made sense to me to have a special seed starting soil, that they have to be removed from almost immediately
and this supports the reason I use open flats and do the prick and transplant method.