All Things Gardening forum: Germinating seeds via papertowel method

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Apr 25, 2014 2:33 PM CST

I have germinated some seed using the papertowel method and am ready to remove them from the wet towel. How do I plant the germinated seed into the soil? Do I place it with the sprout sticking up or down?

Thanks, JC
Name: cheshirekat
New Mexico, USA Zone 8 (Zone 8a)
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Apr 25, 2014 4:19 PM CST
Interested in the answer myself. Haven't used the paper towel method myself for propagation. But when my uncut spaghetti squash had sprouts I decided to plant, I had the same question. Which end? I ended up planting all the sprouts sideways. Although the sprouts did grow for me, I suspect this is probably wrong, so I look forward to being corrected and taught a thing or two.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Apr 25, 2014 4:31 PM CST
Place it with the little rootlet facing down. It really won't matter all that much, it should come up either way, if it is not planted too deeply.

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