Some people have had success with presoaking seeds and then germinating them in the refrigerator.
I decided to experiment and try 2 different methods with my seeds this year to see if I could get them to germinate.
The mix is then put into containers. Plant the seeds and cover with a thin layer of mix. Put the potted seedlings in a warm dark place until the sprouts emerge. Then put them under florescent lights to grow.
UPDATE: Today is the 6th day and 30 of the 40 seeds have germinated. I'm stopping the experiment today because I would have no room for 40 plants under my lights or in the garden! I'll definitely use this method from now on.