My beautiful 5 seeds arrived quickly, safely wrapped in bubble wrap. They looked fresh and healthy!
I couldn't wait to plant them even though the weather here was still too cold. And the instructions specifically indicated against this.
Then I watered them too eagerly even though there was plenty of moisture on the inside of the cling wrap and unfortunately they got moldy (due to my own poor research). The instructions on the packet did say: "don't let them get too wet".
But I am about to purchase another 5 seeds and this time I know what to do!
I reached out to "The Climbing Fig" to share my experience and received very helpful advice from Nathan and confirmation on what I suspected was my error. Thank you :-)