Indoor seed germination challenge
I have a cold frame out doors.
I have a storage room with dim southern light that is unheated.
I operate a wood-burning stove which, for the most part, is working double duty this year.
I normally start my seeds indoors. And I'm about to begin, but I have a new problem.
My normal window herbs and plants clearly don't like the soot from the stove. Normally, we get breaks in the weather and clear the house out frequently. Not this year.
Now, the seeds I normally start atop the frig or in that same window. But it's where others show signs of dying.
I can put them in that south storage room with cleaner air, but it's a bit cold for some .. like tomato seeds.
I don't mind running them back and forth... say putting them in the sooty air for warmth through the day for a few hours and then rushing them back to the south room for fresh air.
I'm fairly new at germinating, so it's frustrating.
The other challenge: I cannot throw money at this.
Several tomato varieties
Any input is appreciated. Thanks to all and happy germinating!