Finicky how? What kind problems would it try to give me?
I’ve started using unbleached coffee filters and had some success, but I always soak in a shot glass with well water in it for 24 hours prior to putting in the coffee filter and ziplock. From there it’s in a warm dark spot and checked daily.Maybe unbleached coffee filters as an alternative to paper towels.
Not that uncommon, the longer it’s left alone the longer they’ll get. I check daily because the taproot sometimes grows into the paper towel or filter and can easily be damaged when removing for planting.My seed popped in 23 hours or so on a heating pad in the dark. (Papertowel/bag) I never did a presoak. I found them just popping through and buried them shallow. I dont think ot was important to wait for a longer taproot, right?
I saw someone one here I think that waited until the taproot was inches. Plural. I dont even know how it was possible
I popped three out of the same pack and one isn’t doing so hot, not every seed is guaranteed to be a winner, as far as I know 90%sucesful germination is the standard for a lot of seed companies.
the seed sinks to the bottom of the cup with in seconds, that could only mean its already cracked open.Word, sometimes the shells are too hard to pop also. I scratch the navel on sandpaper on real dark hard seeds before soak. I think they call it scarification