Madb Tighe, this was information and delightful. You took a subject that could be dry and made it entertaining!
My gardening is limited to what can go directly in the ground or in an outside pot — fortunately, I live in Florida where most anything that will grow here can skip the whole seeding-indoors thing.
However, many, many years ago, when I Iived much further north, I did try starting seeds inside in the early spring. Didn’t go well. I could not thin out my seedlings. It’s still hard for me to prune bushes or pull weeds. Yes, my empathetic heart includes all growing things. Well, with the exception of palmettos — I can bitch-prune those devils:
With that said, I admire anyone who can grow from seeds. It takes a lot of attention and persistence. I cheer you on!
And, by the way, welcome to Weeds & Wildflowers!