Method (recommended by supplier):
Dropped it in water for a couple days.
Placed it between moist paper towel until it germinated.
Placed it in a starter pod with a little water in the bottom, and put it under multi-spectrum uv lamp.
Here’s what happened:
Germinated…sprouted about 1"…turned yellow…withered…died.
Germinated…didn’t sprout…tap root withered…died.
I put my seeds in a custard cup of distilled water and 1/2 tsp of peroxide and leave it sitting on the cable box (74F) until cracked. They go straight into either coco or Promix, dampened, under a dome with a 24/0 light schedule. Near as 100% success as you can get…
1", yellow, then died sounds like damping off from being too wet. Didn’t sprout, tap root withered sounds like too dry, or the tap root got damaged. I do about the same as @Myfriendis410, straight into the medium after soaking. Then they just need to be kept moist until they sprout. Then they need only tiny amounts of water at a time, at first.
As @Myfriendis410 said soak in a warm area for 48hr then go from there
I use a jiffy starter kit follow directions, get away from the paper towel method is my advice you’ll have better luck planting them in solo cups even
i agree about the paper towel method also… if folks are comfortable with it then go for it but make sure the bleach content is low… personally i think my germination rate is about the same or better just soaking in tepid water in a shot glass for a day or two then just put into the dirt… they pretty much always come up…