Ok, so I keep seeing folks debating different methods of germination and I thought I would take the time to show my personal favorite germ method. When I first started out, I tried the paper towel method. TBH, I hated it. First, trying to keep the towels moist, but not too moist and then trying to extract the germed seeds from the soggy mess when ready was a real PITA for this particular grower. I don't remember where I first heard of the cup of water method, but I decided to try it and I fell in love with the hands off, no attention needed aspect of this particular method. So, first I put some water in a cup. Just regular old tap water, not ice cold yet not warm either. I like to call it tepid. Basically as close to room temperature as I can guesstimate. Next I throw some seeds in the cup of water. I then place the cup in a dark closet on a shelf in room temperature (70-72 degrees) and forget about them overnight. The next morning (12 hours later) I look at the cups and see how many have sunk. Any still floating I dunk with my finger to see if they will sink. Past experience has told me that any floaters are not going to be viable.