Number of days soaking seeds?
I started some seeds two weeks ago. Followed one post to nick the seeds, pour boiling water over them and let them sit for a couple of days. Nothing was happening. So I let them sit in the water for a week and then planted them in seed starting mix in individual cups and placed on a heat mat. Yesterday, 1 out of 5 that I started sprouted.
Should I have kept the water warm throughout the soaking time or it doesn't matter?
My seeds did not appear to swell in size when soaking as far as I could tell. Are they suppose to?
Should I have waited till I saw the little white nub appear showing germination?
Thanks for any advice you can give.