Originally Posted by silentmeow
I start my seeds about the same way you do. It's always cold here in MI when I start them so I place the tray on a cookie sheet on a heating pad set to low. When the seeds begin to germinate I place another tray on the heating pad. I leave the pad on at night and turn it off during the day. Be sure and check under the plastic from time to time and vent it so air can circulate a bit. If I leave them totally covered mold begins to grow and that's bad news for the seed! My tomatoes germinated within a week and a half but the peppers took two weeks to start. If I don't have anything up in the pot by a months end I simply reseed the pot and start again. Good luck.
Thank you for the info.I'll check into the heating pads.
I'll give them 2 more weeks.Then I'll try a few alternate ideas of germination.The ziplock method, or the smaller roll your own pots.
I'm beginning to think I should have left them in the bay window in my kitchen.It's a huge glass window with plenty of light with 2 smaller side sliding windows for ventilation.
At night the heating vent blows in that direction.
Every morning I took the flats outside.It's a possibility that the seeds might have moved down too deep in the packets.
If it doesn't work I'll just chalk it up to "It happens" no worries,we have nursery's for ppl like me :)