Heirloom tomatoes from seed
Hey guys I am new to this forum. I am fifteen and started gardening a few years ago, I thought this would be a great place to seek advice. I am 11234 but my zone varies. I tried paper towel germination this year. I have a whole list of things I planted or am going to plant but this is focusing on the ones grown in paper towels. I am growing three different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, Green Zebra, Yellow Jubilee, and Tigerella, as well as Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean from paper towel germination in plastic bags on top of the heater. The hyacinth bean did wonderfully and I now have three plants in terra cotta under a small lamp indoors (as a side note for my indoor plants I am using lights not specifically made for growing things, is this a problem?) in 65-70 deg temps. The tomatoes came out very leggy. I knew I had to transplant them. I prepared an egg carton, I punched holes in each compartment with a pencil then covered the holes with porous cotton fabric then placed Jiffy seed starting mix on top. A small percentage of the plants were too weak to withstand the moving around for transplanting. The rest survived but kind of flopped around. For everything excluding the Yellow Jubilee I had extra seeds so I put some in for good measure. Now the carton is sitting on my mantle under a bright lamp in room temps as well. I would like to emphasize that I do not need or even want a hundred plants. I would be happy to get two to three of each variety. Last year I was unsuccessful because my plants were neglected after I was not home during spring break. Can anyone help?