Posted: 17/02/2016 at 10:34
Don't be embarrassed, everyone has to learn. We've all done it.
I find seeds will germinate in anything, gravel in your drive, piece of wet kitchen roll, you don't need anything expensive to germinate them. its what you prick them out into that's more important as long as you have a good air flow and draining compost.
You could be better off if you waited a bit until March when the weather should be a bit warmer, don't know about drier, but just make sure there is plenty of air getting to your seeds and they are not wet.