First off, for those of you who didn't see the comments in my first post about trying to plant seeds (look there for Dorothy's advice thus far in its entirety), here's a quick recap of what Dorothy said:
-Make drainage holes in the bottom of the containers so water won't get trapped inside.
-Place the containers on a plate and put water on the plate so the soil/seeds will stay moist, but not be wet.
-Put the plate and containers inside a bag to keep the warmth and moisture inside so the seeds can germinate.
-Get the plants more light. (My window sill attempt apparently wasn't going to cut it.)
So, that's basically what I did.
First, in order to (I hope) solve the light problem, I thought I'd let the plants hang out next to the florescent light above our kitchen sink. So while the battery for the drill was charging, I rigged up this little plant holder so the seeds would be "inches from the light" like Dorothy said was important.
I took Dorothy's advice and added a couple extra seeds to each container. Actually, let's be honest here, I'm not entirely sure how many seeds are in each container. When I dumped out the dirt to drill the holes, sometimes I happened to see the seeds I had already planted and sometimes I didn't. So some of these containers might have as many as five or six seeds. Is that going to ruin things? Do I need to dump out this soil and start over? Please say no.
So, now I ask Dorothy and anyone else who has something helpful to add, is this good? Should I change anything? Do you have any extra advice you'd like to give? Do you think my seeds will sprout???
Check in the comments for Dorothy's advice!
For more on the subject check out THIS POST and THIS POST.