I've been trying to germinate seeds (lavender and tomato seeds from store bought seed packets) using different ways of the paper towel in a plastic bag method that I've been reading from the internet but I haven't had any luck with it. I have tried placing seeds in between two paper towels moistened with hydrogen peroxide diluted in water and placed it in a sealed ziploc bag (The hypothesis for this is that H2O2 would decompose into H2O and O2 which should allow the seed to "breathe", in addition to preventing fungal growth). I have also tried placing seeds in between paper towels moistened only with water and placed it inside a sealed ziploc bag. Both ziploc bags are placed at the side of the refrigerator(held by magnets) to keep them warm.
I've been checking on them everyday for almost two weeks now, and none of the seeds have sprouted.
I would really appreciate anyone who could enlighten me on the right way to do this.