Germinating tiny seed inside a bag (or not)
My heart sinks every time the instructions on a seed packet say to place the pot or tray in a polythene bag, because I am a World-class killer of seeds in a bag: I have never germinated a single seedling in about 20 years of trying. I either get soggy and mouldy compost, or bone dry, and usually both, whilst failing to regulate the conditions. I have tried growing mediums with varying drainage qualities from mostly sand through to standard potting compost and everything in between. Also bags with holes in, the corner cut off, or no holes. I’ve tried with and without heat, as instructed on the packet. Is there another way to grow tiny flower seeds that will give me a fighting chance? The choice of seeds is so much wider than that available as plants, and I love germinating seeds.