If the growing seedling has been intimidating you and you were buying it at the store you're just wasting money. It's much easier than you can imagine.
First thing first, fill the container with seed starter mix or use organic potting soil mix (I get it at Costco for fraction of the cost). DO NOT use garden soil which often drains poorly and may carry disease. Gently press the soil to remove air pockets.
Next, use your finger to poke small holes one per seed about a quarter inch deep. Place one seed in each hole. Then sprinkle additional soil to cover the holes with seeds about a half inch thick. Once again gently firm the sprinkle soil mix and water it lightly (DO NOT flood the container with water).
Finally, place a container in a wart full light place (I place on the window sill) about at least 70 F (21 C) to 80 F (27 C).
Check daily to keep the planting mix moist but not saturated. Once you see the first sprout keep the seedling at high light exposure or set on the window sill that has lots of direct sun.
Continue keeping the planting seed moist but not soggy.