Mountain Laurel Seeds, Germinating
If you have ever tried to get these seed started, you know that it is about like trying to get a rock to germinate and attempting to crack the seed with a hammer is no good. I have a trick that works really well. Hold the seed at one end with some pliars. I have a very small saw blade which you can use to saw a slit in the seed without breaking the seed. Soak the seed in water until it swells and then plant. I have one coming up and I believe it has been no more than 5 or 6 weeks since I planted it.