Thank you for that share @LittleDingus. You joke about the veterans rolling their eyes, but noobs like me find progression threads super useful. I'm doing them for all my trees, more for my own notes than anything else. (Hopefully the vets will let me know if that is frowned upon).
I also got my seeds from sheffield's and also did not do any pretreatment and also only planted them a couple millimeters deep. I did not put a humidity cover over them, but it is pretty darn humid in that greenhouse. I should add one anyways.
But your thread has given me hope. I'll keep waiting...
I'm not too far away from you, are there any cool Bonsai nurseries or attractions in KC? My wife wants to go there this summer.
The directions didn't say to stratify. I planted right from this baggie.
I didn't cover to keep light out, but I did make the mistake of burying them too deep which probably kept some light out.