I've had one or two (headband) pop tap roots but never came outta soil and if you loosen the shell on seeds ( scuffing em with a matchbox or sandpaper etc or dip some seeds in a little bit of hydrogen peroxide (3%) for up to an hour - just a small soak to maybe weaken the shell.. they're hard to germ but not impossible as @Scissor-Hanz has popped a couple..! You bit around the sides of the soaked seeds ,right.?
@Cobra50 good luck with your headband..
I see you like your 'berries strains @Scissor-Hanz .. nice bunch of berry beans above mate..!
Happy growing bud
Edit; below ️ Well done on germing those as I've tried roughly 15 seeds so far .. lol, hopefully something will pop, though im leaving the headband for a while and then I'll try em again.
Cheers for the info bro ,