We are not big fans of this method here, but it does have its uses, especially with older seeds.

If you have been storing seeds for a long time their shells have likely hardened. This can make propagation by other methods slightly more challenging as they struggle to absorb enough water. By using this method there is no shortage of it.

The method is to soak the seeds in a glass of distilled water in order to soften the shells and allow for water absorption. Do not allow them to soak for more than 24 hours. If you do, you run the risk of causing oxygen deficiency and killing the seed. Once they have soaked, place them in soil according to the germination in soil method.