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He put the seeds in wet tissue inside a plastic container and made sure the tissue stayed wet. After a few days the seeds had opened and the little white shoot had just popped out.
Next the seed/shoot was placed very carefully into a 1cm deep hole in soil and covered over. The soil was then watered and has been kept moist by watering every other day.
Thing is - its been almost 2 weeks and nothing yet... I thought the plants would of appeared by now?
How long is it supposed to take?
Last time we tried (many many years ago) I remember the little sprout comes out with the seed shell and it opens up to reveal the first baby leaves. I just don't remember is taking this long - so starting to worry that something has gone wrong
A bag over the cup is unnecessary if the cotelydons have popped up. In fact, unless you need to keep a towel moist, you really don't need humidity at all for germing seeds.
Either the soil remained too wet or you damaged the fragile tap root during the transplant process. I personally prefer germing my seeds in my medium rather than start them and transplant. It's easier for me to do it this way and I haven't lost a seed that's germinated yet. Might want to try experimenting next time around and find a method that works for you.