I put about 5 seeds into a cup of water and tried that method out. It took about 24 hours for them to sink and then i left them in the water for about 3 days after they had sunk, 4 days total. By this time a small taproot was showing, but nothing too big. Next i made a mixture of about 20% perlite and 80% cheap scotts potting soil. I planted the seeds about 1 inch down in the soil. Covered with dry soil and dropped a few drops of water on top of the dry soil. I planted on monday and no signs of any seedlings popping up, should i be concerned? How long does a seedling normally take to break the surface after the cup of water method?