I started the seeds in small pots inside, after using a plane grater to shave off some of the shell. All parts of this plant are edible- leaves, stem and flower. I don't have any glow lights so some of the seedlings that are further along are rather leggy, but I'll give them harden them off a bit every day now that temperatures are rising again.
Finally some seeds are germinating in the cactus pots I started 3 weeks ago. Most of my winter sown seedlings appear to be all right outside, but I have had to cover them the past two nights. The freezing weather has slowed everything down and none of the crocuses have even bloomed yet.