How to Sprout Seeds on a Paper Towel!

Robert C. Newkirk, Jr.

March 21, 2021

I always start my seedling using the paper towel method. This is a simple non-messy method that works very well for me. If you do not have paper towels you can also use coffee filters or newspaper. Whatever you decide to use to start your seeds you can be sure that either of the materials will make a great growing medium. Here are a few items that you will need to prepare your seeds.

-Plastic baggies.

-Paper towels or coffee filters or newspaper.

-The seeds of your choice.


-A warm location or a heating mat (optional).

Step 1: Start by folding your paper towel to the size of your, baggie, making sure it fits inside the baggie loosely.

Step 2: Fold a second paper towel to the same size as your first paper towel.

Step 3: remove both paper towels from the plastic baggie and moisten them both with water.

Step 4: Place your seeds on one of the moistened paper towels.

Step 5: Cover the seeds with the second moistened paper towel.

Step 6: Carefully slide both the paper towels into the plastic baggie.

Step 7: Close the baggie and place it in a warm place or use a heating mat.

Step 8: After seeds have germinated remove the paper towels from the baggie and transplant the seeds into your growing-medium of your choice.

Step 9: Place your transplanted seeds under a grow light or place them on a windowsill.