I got all of my early-indoor starts going over the past two weekends. We are using a combination of leftover peat pellets (until they are all gone) and soil-less mix in soil blocks. As of today, I am starting to see little sprouts and I'm sure more are coming any minute from the first batch 8 days ago. (well, I hope they are anyway!). I have more than I know what to do with, but I am banking on beginner failures to cull the excess before I get them outside.
The question I would pose to all of you more experienced with starting indoors - is - at what point do you move the seedlings to lights? More specifically, do you hand-pick each start individually when it reaches that certain stage? Or, do you sort of wait for a batch to catch up to the early risers and move groups at a time?
The peat pellets are easy enough to move one at a time if, indeed, I should be doing it that way. However, I am a little leery of plucking one of those little soil blocks out of the middle of a group.
How and when do you do it, and what has worked, and not worked, well for you?