Germinating Impatiens Seeds
I tried germinating impatiens seeds this year for the second year. The seeds just rot.
I used fresh sterile potting mix, pushed 1/8" depressions in cells, carefully laid a seed in each depression, did not cover the seeds, put some tepid water into the flat until I barely felt moisture at the top a day later, left the flat in the kitchen at 70 degrees F in indirect sunlight.
Most of the seeds are growing mold and none have germinated after 2 weeks. I put a cover on the flat to keep the cats from pawing at the soil. Was that the problem? The soil wasn't so damp as to cause condensation inside the cover.