Seeds do not pause their progress when my life gets over-whelming. I am over my eyeballs in work to do and really just have a headache, but the gardening must go on....
I am not as pleased with the baggie method as I thought I was. The germination rate is poor, some barely develop and some take off so fast you can't get their roots out of the paper towel and they end up damaged. These are Dwarf Unwin Dahlia's and I'm sure I did better last year when they were put straight to dirt. I did four bags last night:
transplanted 20 for a 62% germination rate in 5 days at 74*
transplanted 7 for a 21% germination rate in 5 days at 74*
transplanted 9 for a 25% germination rate in 5 days at 74*
transplanted 10 for a 31% germination rate in 5 days at 74*
The others may have germinated with more time, but I chose to toss them.