I ordered a variety of types of chilli seed (habanero, jalapeno, anaheim) because I can't buy these types of chilli here. I've never grown anything from seed before, so I think I approached this a bit naively. I took some regular garden compost from our compost bin, filled up some egg cartons with it, and put two seeds in each compartment of compost. I then covered the cartons with plastic and left them to germinate. This was about five days ago.
However, since doing some more research I have doubts that my method will work because:
a) apparently I should have used special seed compost instead of garden compost, and b) I don't really have anywhere in my house that is going to be regularly 20 degrees +, so will they ever germinate?
I'm wondering if I should gently extract the seeds from the compost-filled egg cartons, and start again? I could easily order some special seed compost, but I'm not sure how to fix the problem of constant 20-30 degree heat. Any advice or suggestions would be welcome.