Second,I misspoke and should have said plate method instead of dish method. (Seed in a folded wet paper towel between two plates)
I've started seeds this way before but this was the first one that did not grow straight out of the seed. Instead,it curled. So, planting it root down was not all that straightforward. So,I sort of cradled it in and will know in a day or three how it turned out.