What a difference a warm floor makes! And I am not just talking about the way it feels when you walk on it in your bare feet early in the morning!
Seeds planted on the weekend (March 28) were watered and placed on the warm floor in the basement to help them germinate. I was hoping for seven days before germination so that I could bring them upstairs and put them under the lights before I head off to the Island on the weekend. These little zinnias were up in two days! The lettuce and basil were up in three. If you haven't got a warm floor buy a heating pad to start seeds- it always amazes me how fast seeds germinate with bottom heat.