0 Germination after 2 weeks
I am about to reseed my 36 cell tray with seeds I purchased from Walmart. This will be the 2nd go at it. I'm hoping that the seeds which I purchased were just bad. I do have a different seed pack which I would like to try. Here is what I did the first time...Please let me know if anything should be different on my 2nd try!
I used MG seed starting potting mix (which has been working great with everything else). I wet it and mixed it up so that it was evenly moist. I put it into 36 1.5" cells and gently firmed it. I pressed down one seed into each cell and covered about 1/8" with a finely milled sphagnum peat moss and misted with warm water. I covered with plastic dome and set it under my grow lights (shop lights, 1 warm and 1 cool).
And there it's been sitting forever. No signs of germination. These seeds were pelleted and were the very cheapest ones they have at walmart. I know you usually get what you pay for but in my experience those usually grow just as well.
Does anyone see a flaw with my system? Should I do anything different when I try the other pack of non-pelleted seed today?? I was going to empty the cells of the soil, mix it up and put it back in just to be sure it's not too wet or packed too tight or whatever.
Thanks for your help! This is my first try with impatiens as I have a lot of partial shade areas and I'm trying to save just a bit of $$ by doing it myself. This year is my first venture into flowers and I'm jumping in head first :)