germinating store bought lemon seeds
A week or so ago I caught the citrus bug and started scanning websites on the best way to germinate store bought lemon seeds. one of these sites said to take off both the husk and the thin membrane that is attached to the seed itself.
So I have done this and it seems to me that the seeds seem flimsy and I worry that perhaps it was not the best advice to remove that thin attached membrane.
From what I observe it seems that the majority of the seed is what will become the cotyledons once germinated. These are attached at one point which I assume will elongate into the root.
This is the only attachment point and the soon to be cotyledons are a bit mobile. Not to the point that they have broken from the attachment point but enough to cause me concern.
Added to that is the question that by removing the membrane might I have interrupted some sort of chemical cascade that begins in that membrane which is necessary to initiate germination. (I'm digging deep into my limited knowledge of seed germinating here, maybe 15 years, so I might have dreamed such a thing up.)
When scanning webpages about this many of them seemed a bit commercial. Almost like an advertisement of how to do nifty things at home and I am unsure which site I originally found this information. I find myself not entirely trusting those sites. I've been around the houseplant forum in the past so I have confidence that many of the posters here may be able to tell me if I have erred or not.
Thank you for your time.
Here is a pic. The seeds are in a ziplock bag on a moistened paper towel. You can see the offset of the cotyledons.