bought three of these and also received a quarter pounder auto as my freebie and all four seeds germinated within 3 days! planted in a potting soil mix in peat pots until they are ready to be transplanted. keeping them outdoors until they harden up a bit more, but it's been a hot summer, and they are a little lanky. no worries, though, i have them propped up with toothpicks until the stalk catches up to the foliage. i'm just thrilled they all germinated! great service, will definitely order again!