A week ago I took two jack pine seeds out of cold stratification, and put them into this peat/soil bundle. This morning I checked on it and saw the sprout reaching skyward.
You can barely make out the green sprout pushing the black seed upward.
Green sprouting up, and the black seed hanging off it to the right.
After I got home from work 12 hours later, I showed it to my girlfriend, and was surprised to see such a change in the short length of time.
Soon my army of mutant Jack Pine trees will be ready...