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Is it ok to reply to this even though it's quite an old topic?
I agree with Caps about nurturing the soil, that's really important. I spend a lot of time improving my soil outdoors, I throw stuff on it that I have used e.g. leftover lavender that I've used for making lavender oil on the hob. It all breaks down into the soil. If a seedling doesn't make it, it just goes back down into the soil makeup and contributes there.
Yes, patience is vital when planting seeds indoors (if done outdoors I often forget about them until they grow). But indoors, they are right there reminding you that something is working away under the soil. Soil for seeds should be very fine. When they are ready to transplant they can go into richer soil. This is a tricky time and some don't make it. I pull these out and toss them in the border, telling them, Sorry not this time! They will still exist though, so whatever intent they were sown with will not necessarily die.
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The Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot