Hi Patti, @pdheath2
Thanks for asking. Some people use that approach effectively, but it does mean additional handling of the delicate seedling after germination.
No, I think it is better to sow these seeds directly in the soil and keep moist for 1-2 weeks.
I fill the cell trays loosely with a finely screened soil mix. Then take a same size cell tray and place on top of that and press down firmly to settle the soil mix.
Water well, drop 1-2 seeds in each cell and cover to the top with more soil mix.
I use a clean repurposed squirt bottle (like the one dish soap comes in) with fresh water to moisten the top layer and continue to use that each time it needs to be re-moistened.
This approach tends to keep the seeds where I placed them and prevent over watering.
Good luck and happy sowing!
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