Hi all, I'm brand new here and brand new to gardening. I have many questions but I'll try to limit them to the proper forum sections and only ask this one here (for now ) :
I've bought a very large terracotta pot to grow tomatillos in (because I was told they're large plants that need large pots), and I planted the seeds a little over a week ago (using FoxFarm brand organic potting soil, if that's relevant). Right now I have them inside, in indirect sunlight, because the lady at the nursery told me to leave them inside until it gets warmer. I moistened the soil by mixing it with some water before putting it in the pot and planting the seeds, as I was told to do. As far as watering, I was instructed to water only when the soil looks and feels dry for about an inch down, once the plant has sprouted. I can handle that, but what do I do while I'm waiting for it to sprout? This may be a stupid question, but should I put the plant out in the sunlight for a few hours a day (it is warm out now), while I'm waiting for it to sprout? Should I water it as I would a sprouted plant? Right now the soil looks a little dried out, but there is no visible plant. Should I wait until it sprouts before I do anything at all?
Any tips, tricks or corrections would be greatly appreciated!