Should I start over??
I planted 4 flats of close to 200 seeds around 2 weeks ago on a heat mat in my basement. I planted all easy-grow annuals: cosmos, nasturtiums, etc. So far, I've only had 25% germination, and random plants from most groups. For example, I've got one strong, healthy nasturtium that's ready for transplanting, but not a single other one has even shown any green above the soil line.
I think I made a major mistake when I first started...I didn't 'soak' the soil but watered it from the top. Then I assumed that the condensation from the plastic dome was enough to keep them wet for a while...but when I really checked a few days after planting, most were wet on top and bone-dry the rest of the way down. Now they're nice and wet, but I'm worried that it might be too late and I should just replant. I've got plenty of seeds left.