Lay your sunflower seeds over the wet towel and make sure they are not touching each other. Cover the seeds with another paper towel. Spray the top towel with water, again dampening it without saturating it. Saturating your seeds will cause them to mold before sprouting. Place the seeds and towels in a cool area of your home.
Place the seed-laden paper towels on a plate and set it aside for a few days. Spray with water when the towels dry to keep them evenly damp. After a few days check to see which ones have sprouted; it can take up to 11 days for the seeds to germinate. Plant seeds that germinate in …
The seeds are usually ready for harvest 30 to 45 days after the flower opens, but that depends a lot on the weather. Sunflower seeds are ripe when the flower head turns from green to yellow and the seed head begins to brown. To test for ripeness, gently pry out a seed or two and give them a taste.
How to germinate sunflower seeds Posted on August 27, 2010 by CuriousG I’ve been trying to grow sunflowers for the last few months but have had the worst luck.