Just five days on vacation, and the seeds for the most of the cabbages and lettuces germinated and started to grow too long and scraggly.   

My experience is that it often takes weeks to get them up and going. It was evidently too warm and dark in the basement this time. Now they are out cooling down in the cold frame, and I sowed more seeds of the same to make sure I get good strong plants. 

I’ll keep a better eye on them this time.