I had much better success this time around with starting seedlings in my APS units.
Unlike my first attempt a few weeks ago (see this blog entry), I was able to germinate seeds in my APS-24 unit.
The trick was elevating the APS-24 by a couple of inches so that it was closer to the grow light. Since I am using the grow light also as a heating source, raising the height effectively increased the soil temperature around the seeds.
The picture above shows the seedlings in my APS units.
I repotted all of the seedlings into separate containers. The picture below shows some of the seedlings from my two rounds of seed starting. I have 38 seedlings in total!
There are 4 Charentais, 2 Thai Red Chili Peppers, 1 Thai Yellow Chili Peppers, 2 Sweet Baby Girl Cherry Tomatoes, 13 Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes and 16 Winter Melons (combination of Long and Round).
I have way more Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes than I plan to grow, so I am going to have to give most of them away.
Some of the seedlings are only a few days old, so I am keeping them under the grow lights for another week (see picture above).
The remainder, I am putting on the windowsills of south facing windows (see picture below). I want to wait another week or two before I start hardening them off.