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Lotus seeds

I bought a couple of lotus pods from the dried flowers section at Michaels
(a craft store).  There's probably 50 seeds amongst them, and I want to see
if I can get some to germinate.  Do I just need to nick the seed coats with
a file?  Or steep them in boiling water (don't laugh; this is how you
scarify hard-coated tropical legumes)?  Or do I need to wear away much of
the seed coat with sandpaper?

I figure I'll put a few seeds in a bowl of mud, a couple of inches of water
on top, and put under my grow lights where it's warm.  Does this sound
about right?  Thanks.

Best regards,