Hi im about to start my seeds...but i have a few questions about the germination process. I will let them soak overnight in distilled water, then put them pointed side up about 1/2 inch down in the soil. but do i expose them to light and water during this period? also can i use potting soil or is topsoil a must? thanks for all the answers. P.S - I plan on keeping my plants under 24 hour lights indoors for their vegetive growth period. But when should i move them outdoors for theyre budding or flowering stage? someone said the longest day of the year because after that the nights get longer. When is this day?