Soak the seed in hot water 60C (140F) for 20 minutes before sowing. Sow late winter to mid spring at 21 -24C (70-75F) on the surface of a good well drained seed compost and gently firm down. Keep soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light, sealing in a polythene bag after sowing is helpful. Germination usually takes 21-30 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 8cm (3in) and finally 13cm (5in) pots.