Posted: 23/03/2015 at 08:05
"am I right in thinking we aren't meant to water them after sowing?"
That's not come from me, guv! ....only ever urged not to overwater during very cold weather, or may have even said better to underwater than overwater.
Have said quite a few times germination takes between 7 & 21 days, depending on prevailing temperatures.
I would think that outside would be preferable to wildly fluctuating temps from 40c to freezing.