Instructions for water cup germination – Maintain an ambient temperature of 60-80 f during the germination period. Fill a cup with water (tap, filtered, RO, or distilled) and put the seeds in it. After 24 to 48 hours, the seeds should open up and a tiny white root will pop out. Once the sprout has emerged from the seed, remove the seeds from the cup and plant them 1/8-1/4in (the depth of 2-3 seeds) below the soil surface with the root down. Top water after covering with soil and drain all excess water to help avoid damping off.