This is a technique that the home gardener might consider to germinate seeds and then grow on to seedlings. It is simple, generally effective and combines well with the technique outlined earlier growing seedling on in pots in plastic bags.
There is a variety of techniques that can be used to grow plants from seed and gardeners are encouraged to attempt a number of different ones. Much of our early experience in growing from seed involves the purchase of packets of flowers and vegetables from commercial suppliers, planting in punnetts or in open beds often with considerable success. It is when we attempt to grow unfamiliar plants from seeds that we may be less successful and so some general advice is offered here on techniques to try.