Here’s a tray of tomato seeds; various kinds. This is a 72 piece peat tray and what surprised me was the miraculously short time span it took for them to germinate. February 26th in the evening I put in the seeds and on the 4th day- March 1st, I saw 8 of these sprout up in the 2nd row (2nd row from the back). After thinking about it, I think I found out why the “instant” germination.
The reason why they came up so fast- I had the space heater on the bathroom counter and the place was well over 70 degrees. It was very warm and ready for the seeds, and I watered the tray the night before to get the little peat things well watered, but really, never before has any seedlings germinated that quick before in my experience.
It was the Tlacolula Mexican ribbed tomato that sprouted first. These two photos above were taken on the 6th day.
I take off the netting when I transplant these little seedlings so their roots can form better.