I have a question for any of you who may have ordered seeds from Seed Savers Exchange over the past few years - I'm starting my tomatoes right now, and while most of my seeds from Tomato Bobs and Botanical Interests have begun to sprout, not a single SSE has poked it's little white loop out of the soil, let alone straightened up - a couple of varieties from the other companies have yet to do so as well (Marmande from TB, and Roma from BI), but I'm not as worried.
So, if you've started seeds from SSE before, did you notice longer germination times? They've been 'cooking' for almost 6 days now, and I've read that some tomato seeds can take up to two or three weeks. If this is the case, I'm down, but I'd also really like to use my oven soon (more on that later). And of course I hope they take, because the lagging varieties (especially Black Plum, SSE) are the ones I'm most excited about.