Most of my seedlings (except peppers and tomatoes) have died out by now due to over exposure to sun. I won’t be growing any seedlings next year. The important learning with seedlings is that seedlings need to be gradually exposed to the sun. They need to be first exposed indirectly to the sunlight for a week and then couple of hours directly for a week or two before moving them out in full direct sun.
It’s much easier and cheaper to just buy seedlings from Raleigh’s farmer’s market. For gourd seeds will buy them from Etsy, have found a good vendor TommorrowSeeds there.