Pelleted seeding tips: Seeds are pelleted for more accurate sowing, reduced thinning and quicker germination. Do not cover seed. Gently press pelleted seed into pre-moistened, sterile soil media. Water adequately, keeping soil evenly wet in order to dissolve the pellet. Keep bottom heat on seed flats at temperature of 72-76°F. Germination takes approximately 1 week. Slightly reduce soil moisture and temperature after seeds germinate. Light is optional, however 'Starfish' and 'Plum Pudding Mix' benefit from light during germination. Once seedlings emerge provide all seedlings with bright light.