My favorite method for seed germination is the paper towel method. I will tear a paper towel into 2 inch strips. Then I will crease the paper towel in half and dip it into a cup of water fully submerged. Then I open up my fold, place my seeds inside and store in a dark place. I will check on my seeds periodically and not let them dry out. Make sure before bed or if you have to go somewhere that they are damp. Do not let them dry out. After 2-5 days they should be sprouted. I poke a hole in my soil which is just general promix or my composted dirt with no amendments. And put the tail in the hole. After a couple days of very light watering and just keeping it damp. It should pop up. Sometimes the seed will get stuck on and not come off all the way. You can use very carful methods to try to spit apart the seed and pull the casing off exposing the leaf set. Sometimes this won’t be necessary but I often have this experience. Make sure you don’t pull it off too early either. It will need a little time to grow. Sometimes toothpicks are helpful in this process. But not going to sugar coat it, it’s a lot like surgery so keep a steady hand. Don’t feed you me seedling any nutes for the first couple weeks or more of it’s life. When you start seeing 3 or 4 nodes in hight. Then it’s getting time to transplant. Some people grow in cups for fun or as a challenge, but I wouldn’t waste the seed to produce the small amount when I know I can have more personal with other methods.