Posted: 28/03/2012 at 16:30
Hello again, Anniseed. Point taken re: the seed trials. I think you're right that we should find other ways to involve visitors in the site. One of the best ways of sharing the growing process with others is through images. We are planning the addition of user image galleries later in the year, so this would be one way to check how everyone is getting on with the sweet pea and tomato seeds.
Regarding advice on raising plants from seed, we actually have a whole project section, including videos, on this subject already. Some of the advice is plant specific, e.g. grow tomatoes from seed, while some is more general e.g. sowing seeds indoors, and will apply to a broad range of plants. Please find some links below, that you might find useful:
Seeds and bulbs project section (includes lots of crop-specific projects and videos)
Plant propagation projects
Sowing seeds indoors
Sowing seeds outdoors
Blogs on sowing seeds
I hope this helps!