Hey, I'm new to bonsai as can be though I've read some general information before now. Anyway, to the point, my father gave me a starter bonsai kit as a surprise gift this Christmas-- A Colorado blue spruce-- which contains seeds, a pot, and some fertilizer/dirt.
I'm aware of the time this will take and already found out through research that this blue spruce is going to be an outdoor bonsai, which I don't mind since I'm in the mountains and aside from making sure the eventual plant doesn't freeze, it'll fit right in. My window's situated to give the plant plenty of light (either inside or on the window sill,) too.
However, the reason I'm here today is because the in-kit instructions, typically, are vague. I'll probably eventually be getting a guide book, but at the moment I'm holding a clear tub of seeds in a pre-planted tub. The instructions say to poke some holes in the bottom, and then put the bulbs in shallow warm water for about 20 minutes until the soil is saturated....
...And then the instructions skip ahead to when the seeds begin to sprout.
Here's where I need help: I know that sprouting will take weeks/months. But am I supposed to water the seedlings as described for 20 minutes a day until that happens? Or do I water them every few days, once a week?
How should I keep them watered enough? Not too much, or not too little; how can I ensure the safety of these seeds?