This question was prompted after watching MIgardener trying to germinate 87 year old seeds. Hopefully they germinate and thrive!
Now I’m no master gardener but I’ve read a few studies that suggest it’s actually injurious for dry and low moisture content seeds to soak them, especially if cold or hot and anaerobically soaked. These seeds may germinate well but the plants don’t thrive as well as they could with damage to parts of the plant like the cotyledons (first leaves).
So it’s probably best to keep your see….