wet paper towel technique
My brother told me this technique he uses to start seeds, so I gave it a try and all germinated within 3 days!
I sprayed a paper towel with water, placed the seeds on it, folded it over to cover them, put it in a plastic bag on the dining room table and within 3 days most every seed has germinated.
Today I transplanted the seeds into individual dixie cup containers with soil and put them in my greenhouse window, and now I will hopefully wait for the seedlings to emerge, then next month I can transplant them outdoors.
Anyone ever try this? I had been having bad luck this year starting seed. I think the weather was not what I was used to, wet early on, and now hot, and nothing was sprouting for me. I guess the temperature in my dining room was perfect and they happily germinated. I just hope I planted them in the soil properly, since this was my first time, I wasn't sure which way was up or down. I guess I'll find out.