Originally Posted by Obsidian
you suffocated your seeds they need oxygen to survive storage.
You can disregard that advice OP.
BOG is a very nice guy, and I'm sure if you contact him he will replace your seeds. Unfortunately this is a common issue with his stock that gets shouted down by people who enjoy his lines, partially because he's a really nice guy and people don't want to feel like someone they like is under attack. I had repeat germination problems with something like four different lines of his. He was always helpful and replaced them, but I distinctly remember an explanation back in maybe 2012 or 2013 of "well those came off an outdoor plant" when I asked about the low germ problems. Not user error on my part - dozens of other cultivars and dozens of other species get sprouted in my garden. It's a problem with quality control on either the breeder or the distributors end. We can make it personal because we like a breeder or we can face the facts like consumers and producers and work to get it resolved.