Jill as always you are coming to my rescue at just the right time. Have a bunch of nicotiana and portulaca that I was trying to figure out how to transplant. The clump idea is going to be terrific! So far so good!!
A lot of the stuff I grow can't take a frost and will pout if night temps are much below 45 or 50 degrees... so I set things out accordingly. I don't have a greenhouse, though, and you're in such a different zone that I hesitate to even try to advise you on timing! You might ask over in the greenhouse forum or in your regional forum. Sorry I can't be more helpful, but I'd rather not give you bad advice by guessing.
Great article, as always, Critter!
Pics are really good, suggestive and helpful. Perfectly timed after the friendship basil offer, so we can practice further. You are very clever, the homework that leads to homework, but always exciting and pleasant!!!
I will definitely try your method. Being afraid of clumping, I kept sowing in very small cups, with a few seeds per "cell". It worked for me so far, since I was only trying to get ONE lavender (my nemesis), ONE Stephanotis floribunda, ONE...
but now I have many seeds from somebody very nice and generous (!) and I think I need to expand! I really need a garden though...
I'm looking forward to my "Critter's Pretty Purple Lemon Gemper", I'll send you pics!