jiffy-seedling-greenhouse An excellent solution for germinating seeds and growing the seedlings during their initial phase is to use a Jiffy Seedling Greenhouse, or anything similar.  

Benefits of using a Jiffy Seed Starter Greenhouse

Water wicks up from the bottom tray which promotes downward root growth A clear plastic cover keeps in moisture during germination and first few weeks of growth Minimal water maintenance compared to other methods The trays can be re-used Easy to handle, 72 seedling cells per tray (varies per model)   Pasteurize Soil prior to Germinating Seeds Jiffy Tray for Germinating Seeds