Hi, as the subject line states, this is my second attempt at starting my vegetable garden from seeds (my first attempt was not a success). This year I have the burpees 72 cell auto irrigation seed starting kit.
I am planning on growing 4 Amish Paste tomato plants, 4 black plum tomato plants, 4 sungold cherry tomato plants, 4 Jamaican Hot Chocolate hot pepper plants, 4 fatalii hot pepper plants.
In order to ensure success I planted 2 seeds per cell, and doubled what I wanted (4 amish tomato plants*2=8 cells).
I started with the hot peppers as they take the longest (supposedly) to germinate.
I am also using a heating mat on top of rigid insulation.
Germination occured in 7 days for the majority of Jamaican Hot Pepper seeds planted, and so far (day 9) only 2 of eight fatalii seeds germinated.
MY QUESTIONS ARE:
How long do I keep the heating mat on?
How long do I keep the humidity dome on?
Do I wipe the dome of the condensation? (I have been)
If I have double germination in one cell, should I remove the smaller plant?
When I want to plant the tomatoe seeds what can I do....everything will be in the same 72 cell kit, I can't use the heating mat as it will destroy the hot peppers that have grown (or am I wrong?)
Sorry for the long write up and thank you for any responses.