Moisten Peat Pot Pellets
These pellets, which look like thick poker chips, expand into barrel-shaped peat pots when water is added. Place the expanded peat pots on a tray.
Peat pots are especially suited to germinating medium-size to large seeds. Follow seed packet directions, which will also provide suitable sowing dates based on the species of plant and region you live in.
Care and Transplanting
Put the tray in a warm spot within 3-4 inches of fluorescent lights kept on 14-16 hours a day. Water regularly. After seedlings develop second set of true leaves, feed weekly with a water-soluble fertilizer (diluted to quarter strength). Transplant according to seed packet recommendations.
If sowing multiple seeds in a peat pot (usually done with older seeds that may germinate at lower rates), wait to see which seedlings develop. Save the strongest, then snip off the others. This will allow the remaining seedling to develop to its fullest.