Answer: You don't need to do either. You can leave the straw-like husk on and just push each seed into garden soil or potting soil in a sunny spot. With regular watering, they should germinate within 1-3 months. Germination can be hastened by soaking the seeds for 3 days or by scarifying before planting. Scarifying simply means to gently file or nick the husk so water can more easily penetrate and make the seed sprout.
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