hey, long story short, i germinated some seeds on Wed, (may 3) and they sprouted pretty quick,. By like the next day they were sprouted like an half of an inch. I planted them yesterday (friday 5), and it seemed like many of them had grown like an inch. Most of the shells were still on, but barely. I planted them and gave them sufficient water. Do you think they will work? I cant beleive they sprouted that fast, i was still putting soil in containers and had to hurry up and finish because they sprouted before i thought they would. I hope they are ok...? how long do sprouts usually take to penetrate the top of the soil? Are germinated seeds that have a long tap root unusable? I mean the shells were on, but they were like an inch or so, maybe a little more. What are the chances of them surviving? Im gonna be soooo upset if they dont work, i have spent so much $ and put so much time into this operation, i really hope they work. thanks alot again. P.S - someone told me that they can live up to a week in the paper towels as long as they dont dry out...is this true? Mine were only in there for two days and boy did they sprout quick, i hope there alright.