Check Containers Daily Once you've sown seeds indoors, check containers daily for new shoots. Keep the seed-starting mix moist until germination is complete and the emergence of new seedlings slows markedly or stops. Remove covers, and if you haven't already, place seedlings under grow lights, leaving lights on about 14 to 16 hours per day. Continue to bottom-water.
Step 5 Cover containers with clear plastic before placing them 2 to 3 inches below grow lights. For seeds that require darkness to germinate, use an opaque cover, and set them in a warm spot, such as the top of a refrigerator
Fired Up - Gardener says she fills her raised beds with 3-4" of paper shred, then quickly burns it to kill the weeds. She said it did not leave a mark on the wood. I would top with cardboard afterwards for extra weed protection,