Germination is the process of getting a seed to sprout. Seeds remain dormant to ensure the best conditions for germination. There are numerous ways to encourage germination including the use of potassium nitrate, a commonly used fertilizer.
Put on a pair of rubber gloves.
Stir 3.5 oz. of the potassium nitrate crystals into 1 qt. of room-temperature water until they dissolve.
Put your seeds in the solution. Let the seeds soak in the solution for 30 minutes.
Remove the seeds from the water and let them air-dry. Do not rinse.
Plant the seeds.