Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:34 AM
if you are new to sowing out, than i would not plant out 1000 seeds per tray, for various reasons.
sometimes, things go wrong, and this could be, that the container falls to the ground, or the set up is not good, and than you would have lost the whole batch.
first just do a small run, and if all works well, duplicate the tek.
i sieve the toplayer of the potting mix, i use, so to give the small seeds the best chance of germination.
some people say, that old seeds which, don't want to germinate, will germinate if they have been exposed to light for a few days befor sowing out.
the seedling trays / containers have to be stored absolutly save, meaning, no cat can throw them down from a shelve, no mice will be able to dig them up, and not too much sun will burn them.