I germinated some seeds on a paper towel. Do I plant the seedling with the pod down or the shot down?


The shoot should point upwards and the root downwards. Even if they don't and the germinated seed is planted "upside down" and before leaves appear, the shoot and root eventually reorientate themselves. So a shoot will turn around and travel upwards towards the light and the root will detect gravity and grow downwards.

Updated on January 8, 2018

Original Article:

Gardening for Beginners: 10 Easy Steps to Sowing Seeds
By Eugene Brennan