I have tried sprouting seed for my garden before; and never had much luck, so I decided to try again. I can get them to sprout just fine; but as soon as the seed pops off the little sprouts they start turning brown and they die. I have checked and they are not too wet nor are they too dry. I have two different lettuce types and three different spinach types that this is happening to also. The only thing that hasn't died yet is the apple and pomegranate seed that I sprouted. I live in Georgia; and we can start to plant things out side around the 15th of Jan. My mom sprouted lettuce from the exact same seed I have and hers looks great, she started hers a week sooner than I did. I had them in a sunny window; and thought maybe I was cooking them but they are doing the same thing in the not so sunny window. I have even tried just sticking them out on the porch; and nothing is helping. I have them in vegetable potting soil, and I would love to have any thoughts on what I am doing right or wrong. I have also recently done several that I am trying to sprouting on napkins and paper towel as well as newspaper to see if there is a difference. I would rather save money this year and sprout everything myself; but my garden only seems to do well when I go and buy already started plants. I spent almost $100.00 on started plants last year; between the lettuce, spinach, onion, bell pepper and tomato plants.