I'm going to be starting seeds indoors for the first time this year. I've done a lot a reading and I'm fairly confident I can do this. My only question now is how many seeds should I start? For example, I want to plant 4 tomato plants, so many seeds should I start in order to be sure I get 4 good ones?
I would start 10 and pick the best ones. I do winter sowing and they seem to come up when they want. I let them do their own thing. It's really easy. You just need a gallon or half gallon milk or juice jug, soil and your seeds. Set them out and just water if you need to, no lights needed. I don't even put soil over my tomato seeds, just press them into the soil a little bit and your good to go.
Here is how I do winter sowing.