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Can You Put Sunflower Seeds in Water to Germinate Them Quicker?

By Stephanie Manning ; Updated September 21, 2017
Sunflower seeds germinate faster in damp paper towels.

Sunflowers are easy to grow from seed. To speed up the germination process, place the seeds in a damp paper towel. Do not soak the paper towel with water or submerge the seeds in water. Too much water will cause them to die before they can germinate. Once the seeds germinate, immediately plant them outdoors.


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Stephanie Manning started her writing career in 2007. She writes for a number of online publishers, including eHow and GardenGuides. She obtained certifications in horticulture, business and nursing from the Walton Career Development Center.