Rotting bittermelon seeds
I have been trying to have a bitter melon / gourd plant. Very warm days in the mornings from 75 - 80 and nights 55-65 F. I put my seeds in moist paper towels covered over my fridge. No germination and then they rotted. Next time,I bring them inside at nights, but leave my flats out all day where they get good light. I have been misting them when the surface gets dry. I used seeds from store bought Bitter melon. I waited for 10 days and checked the seeds, by putting slight pressure on them and they were empty. As in the seed inside had rotted. One even had a maggot like worm. This whole cycle happened twice. Is it impossible to get plants from store bought bitter melons, or is my method killing them?