My Balsam seedlings
I sowed my Balsam seeds on 10th July 2008 directly on a pot outdoors and most of them (now 7 in total) have germinated by 17th July 2008. Now two of them have grown tall to about 3 or so inches and are yet to give out true leaves (they're just showing on the surface of the opened leaves of the seedling but are yet to show up. I was just wondering how long it'd be before they start actually becoming plants. I'm not being impatient and all that but curious.
In fact, I sowed the Jequirity (Rosary Pea) seeds on 12th July and one of them has germinated on 17th July and two days later they've started giving out an inch of true leaves. This got me wondering if I needed to do something with my Balsam seeds.
Since this is my first time with growing any plant from seeds, I'm nervous as to whether I'm doing things right. Any help of enlightenment would be greatly appreciated.
(P.S.: I'm from India, just to let you know so not sure if there are any zones or such classifications here)