I've never had the greenest thumb in the world but my impression has always been that pansies should be relatively easy to grow. At least I seem to remember growing some in grade school without any difficulty... I planted two garden spots with pansy seeds last year. Both spots are shady in the morning and sunny in the afternoon. Kept them watered, kept the soil acidic - nothing ever came up. This year I dug up and fertilized the same 2 spots, then replanted more seeds. Thinking I had buried the prior year's seeds too deep, I planted this year's with just a thin covering of soil over them. None of them came up. So now, I'm trying to grow them in the house as plants in seedling pots, and tried a different, more expensive seed brand just in case it was the seeds themselves to blame. Out of 16 plants potted, only 3 have come up!!! I've seen pansies grow just about every-dadgum-where without any maintenance whatsoever. What the heck am I doing wrong?? Any thoughts at all?? Help would be grovelingly appreciated! Thanks!