In article <6em9a9$7e4$2 at nntp.epix.net>, Harold Lindaberry
<harlind at epix.net> writes
> I have found that it depends on the type of pretreatment given to
>the seed, cold, scarification, nitrate, acid treatment etc used to break
>the dormancy and also the age of the seed, some workers have found
>benefit in darkness others said there was no difference. If you have
>been successful in breaking dormancy one to two weeks should do the
>trick,breaking the dormancy is the trick.
Alternatively plant it, then try and grow your favourite lettuces on the
same plot. Guaranteed 100% germination same day as the lettuce comes up.