Is my mango seed dead?
Hi! I'm new to these forums and gardening in general! I planted a mango seed about a month ago and it's not sprouting. Here's What I did: I took the seed from its husk then I planted it straight into a small pot. I watered it and attached plastic wrap over the pot, bind with a rubber band, and let it in the sun all day. At night, I put it on my window sill.
I live in Southern California so the weather's been great and sunny for the past month. Today, I took my seed out out of curiosity and I noticed that the long part ( I don't know if its the root or the sprout ) is blackish in color. I posted a picture for a better understanding. Is it dead? Or do mango seeds generally take this long to sprout? Should I position the seed differently?
I tried the plastic bag method with another seed, but that doesn't seem to do much either. Thanks!