Transplanted the 18 stock seedlings into larger containers today. Also started another 15 seeds for a second planting.
Thinned the stock seedlings so that there is one seedling/container. All 18 containers had 2 sprouted seeds, so 100% germination!
Started two different seeds today – Rudbeckia and Stock.
Since both seeds need light to germinate, last night I prepared containers with a light layer of vermiculite over the seed starting medium and saturated the medium with water. This morning, I placed the seed on top of the vermiculite and pressed into the soil, misted, and covered with plastic wrap.
Planting 18 cells of stock (2 seeds/cell) and 8 seeds of rudbeckia, at 68-72°F, both should take about 8-14 days to germinate.