Sunflower seeds: How deep to plant germinated seeds
Help!! I've got a bunch of germinated sunflower seeds and I don't know how deep to plant them. I'm new this season to growing from seed and I'm having a blast & seemingly good results.
I tried the baggie method to germinate some sunflower seeds and to my surprise within 4 days some had already germinated. It's now about day 6 and most of the others are germinated as well.
The first to germinate have already produced long roots(1-2 inch) but all are still holding onto their seed shell.
How deep do I plant them? Had I just direct sown them the packets say 1 inch deep. Does that mean just plant the seed head area 1 inch deep now also?
And what about the long roots?!!
Do I need to create a deep hole and place that root down into it leaving the seed head toward the top and an inch below soil?
If you can help I'd appreciate any advice.