All You Need

  • Paper towel
  • Ziplock bag
  • Cup of water at room temperature
  • Sunflower seeds


  1. Soak your seeds in room temperature water overnight.
  2. Wet paper towel and wring out excess water.
  3. Place seeds on paper towel and fold paper towel like a blanket so that seeds are covered.
  4. Fit paper towel flat inside ziplock bag and seal the bag.
  5. Check your seeds daily to make sure the paper towel is still moist, add water as needed.
  6. After a few days, your seeds should sprout! Check out their little white tails—these are the roots.
  7. Around day 5, roots should form and the first set of leaves will appear.
  8. Now your seeds are ready to plant. Remove from paper towel and plant seeds in a pot of soil or in the ground, about 1” deep and 6” apart.
  9. Remember to keep your plant watered and watch them grow!