Ok I figure it is time to go to the basics.
I have the seed starting area setup and the temp seems to run from 80 during the day to a low of 68 at night.
I did try starting several herbs as a test run and had what I would call limited success.
I planted about 40 cells and managed to germinate about 10 cells
what did germinate is
and 1 cylantro
note: these where started about 13 days ago and I figured germination should have occured by now but the cylantro only popped up today
What I used was a recycled bead tray, an old broiler pan and plastic wrap
I used a generic potting soil that we had sitting around for a long time and of course water.
I am thinking I want to retry this in a few days. But would like some recomendations on what to change. also just currious but do they need light before they sprout? or would a warmer place like on top of my dvr be better for starting.
Any how I would like to learn all the basics
and try to get a much higher success rate before it comes time to start seeds for the garden.
I picked up some generic seed starting trays today at the dollar store that consist of a water tray a 72 cell seed tray and a humidity dome figured for 4 bucks it was worth a try.
So where do we go from here.
also I did notice on 4 of the cells from my current test there appears to be a green moss or maybe an algee coating the surface.
Thanks for your advice.