Hi CrossBones, my condolences on losing the little ones. I thought that might happen to mine as well. In fact my #3 when it popped outa the soil still had some dirt on the head that I tried to knock off, only to knock the whole thing up outa the soil, tail and all. I quickly replanted it and it took a couple extra days to finally shed the seed hull and start growing.
Thanks for the condolences Shooters.. My timing for them just wasn't right I guess.. Felt the massive pressure to get em going.. I am now considering planting my last 2 seeds. I have 2 DC's (left side), and 1 regular generic (lower right) growing well, Still waiting on that 1 last seed to show it's head.. maybe tomorrow night I'll surgically go in for a look with the magnifier and pic to see if it sprouted.. Then decide.