Mini Hothouse Germination
Don't risk planting seeds in the soil and hoping for good germination. Poor weather conditions, especially cool wet soil, can quickly turn your seeds to mush and you will end up replanting seeds in order to get a good crop.
Germinating your seeds inside before planting them will give them a nice head start, using a mini hothouse or propagator will asisst you in over coming these problems.
I have used both the mini propagator and the soft drink bottle, and both do an excellent job. But instead of using various growing medias such as tissue, or cloth I prefer grow wool or rock wool.
By using grow wool it will not put your seedlings under stress when planting out in the garden. Another tip is to soak your grow wool in a seed weed solution before placing your seed into the wool. This assist with germination.