Okay...I give up!! There HAS to be an easier way to nick seeds! Somebody out there in this BIG wide world MUST have invented something by now that I am not aware of! I have a bunch of seeds with hard shells that need to be nicked. I have tried every method possible but I have just one question....if I don't nick the seeds, will they germinate? I'm guessing that the worse that can happen is that they will take longer to germinate? I have some seeds that are so tiny that have to be nicked and by the time I finish nicking all my seeds, it will look like I tried to commit suicide!! I even have tried soaking for 24 hrs in hot water and then set them on my heat mat and then tried to nick the shells. I tried to nick the shell with a box cutter but no luck. So I went ahead and soaked another 24 and still no luck.
If anybody has any suggestions, I sure am listening with both ears!! I have tried the nail file, emory board, x-acto knife and even a sharp knife. My main problem is the smaller seeds. Thanks...