To germinate my seeds, I freeze them for 24 hours, then I soak them in water for half an hour. After that I place them in a paper towel that is soaked in high nitrogen water. I place this paper towel on a plate, put a bowl upside down over it and then place it on a heating pad on low. I have a very good rate of germination with this method, but I am always looking for new, effective ways. Any ideas?