These are the seeds planted on 1/31. From left to right are Pinetree lettuce mix, winter density lettuce, bouquet dill and genovese basil. They all came up quite quickly. I had a heat mat under them until they germinated and then shut it off. In past years I've done this in my chilly basement. Even with the heatmat, I had very slow germination on everything. This year they're in my schoolroom, which is still relatively chilly, but better than the basement, by at least 10 degrees.
I'm really curious to see how the peppers do. In years past, they've taken weeks to germinate and then were very slow to do anything. I typically start them in mid February for that reason. With the new setup, that may be too early, but we'll have to see.
In this tray are my onion. Yellow sweet spanish and red bull. The yellow sweet spanish came up 2 days before the red bull, but both seem to be coming along quite nicely now. The heat mat was turned off on those as well.
My plan for next weekend is to start peppers, and eggplants. It's still ages until anything can be done in the garden yet. The ground is frozen quite solid, with snow in the forecast for midweek. The month of February is always the month I decide that I want to move somewhere warmer. It will never happen, but I wish it every year.