Seed Won't Germinate... Squeeze Shell Until It Cracks??
On relatively rare occasions, I have seeds that never break though their shells. I pop seeds between very damp (not dripping wet) paper towels. Most pop within two days and others take up to four days. If seeds don't germinate after seven days I throw them away.
The above stated, I've never had a seed fail to germinate except for a few only from only one very popular breeder. I won't mention the name of the breeder. Their seeds tend to be smaller than most others but this might be because of the strains I've bought.
This time, one seed of five failed to break through its shell after four days. So, since it's a loss anyway, I decided to squeeze the shell until I heard it crack.
QUESTION: Has anyone else done this? Did it save any "stubborn" seeds? Did they grow to be healthy productive plants?