Germinating Hinoki Cypress
I recently purchased about 40 seeds from Whatseeds.com and could use some advise on how to go about germinating them. I have access to perlite and some sort of composted bark/stems. Can I just mix these together, moisten, and put in the fridge? How long should I leave them in the fridge? And then I was thinking planting the seeds in rockwool and placing them on top of a rock in hopes of roots growing in a way I could visualize. Any opinions on this? I could give the proper nutrients during watering. If this is not a good idea, how do bonsai growers get the trunk to have beginning of roots above ground?
thanks for any help.