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I use the plastic shoe boxes found in the storage aisle at Wal*Mart as my seedling incubators. It is always warm enough in the house for seeds to germinate.I keep them covered in the way you are describing until the seeds have sprouted. If it is nice outside, I then take them outdoors with a screen fabric "tent" over them as they grow their first set of true leaves. I only water these seedlings from the bottom by setting them in a pan or tray. Misting them daily in the morning with camomile tea and adding it to the water in the tray is the secret I found to prevent "damping off" which is just a fungal disease. I also find that using new vermiculite or jiffies is important.