I sowed some pre-germinated garden peas in the last couple of days.
(of course the overnight temps had fallen to mid-60's for several days previously but for the last two nights, only to 70Ã‚Â°F and more heat wave coming -- hopefully, they will still grow. I better water them this morning.)
Anyway, last year, I had to rinse and re-rinse the peas in the hot weather to keep them from spoiling while they germinated, so this year, I borrowed Bobberman's idea to mix them in soil and tweaked the idea a bit:
I soaked them overnight in zip bags, then after rinsing well (already giving off that smell so I wanted to make sure), I added fresh moistened potting soil -- using Dr. Earth brand with mycorrhiza this year -- until the bags were nearly full, then distributed the peas evenly in the bags of soil, and put them in the refrigerator.
I made sure the potting soil was just damp and not too moist or wet for easier distribution of the peas and to prevent too wet/cold situation. The refrigerator I used is a mini-fridge attached to the bottom of a bottled water dispenser -- not very reliable but good enough for keeping beverages cold. So, when using your kitchen refrigerator, I would put them in warmest part of the fridge like the door. BTW, If you are inoculating the seeds, I would put the inoculant in the bag first to thoroughly coat the seeds before adding the potting soil.
They germinated nicely within about 5-7 days. Make sure to sow them as soon as you see the white roots starting to grow. (that means timing when you prepare them -- not sure how well I did as far as that goes... I expected them to take a little longer to germinate ). Hmm... Belated thought -- you COULD probably move them to a colder part of the fridge to slow them down... Should have thought of that.