Originally Posted by Tdank57
Am having the same problem can't get my seeds to germanate an out of 8 only 2 have made it I've done the paper towel way an stuff still no luck should I plant them straight into the soil an get going from there ? An also just purchased a seedling heat mat
What I usually do with fresh seeds, is to soak them in water with a drop of H202 or Hydrogen Peroxide. This provides seeds with oxygen even if they sink.
I only soak them until they sink, then sow them in either coco coir or fully mycorrhizally colonized soilless mix.
You plant the seeds with the pointy side down and the flat side up, 0.5 cm deep. That way, they don't get lost and they have enough space to break away from the seed shell, which can chafe the stem and slow growth considerably.