PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD DIRECT EXPERIENCE FOR THEMSELVES ONLY ON THIS PLEASE SO I HAVE RELIABLE ANSWERS!! Please read ALL the following! and my second question; How long can a SPROUTED seed that has been planted in the soil stay alive for in this state? (ONE THAT HAS NOT YET GROWN ITS WAY THROUGH THE SURFACE OF THE SOIL BUT HAS CRACKED AND SPROUTED DUE TO GERMINATION) OR WHAT IS THE LONGEST AMOUNT OF TIME TAKEN FOR A SPROUTED SEED TO BREAK THROUGH THE SURFACE OF THE SOIL?? E.G When should we declare these seeds 'dead'? after 1 month? a few days? can they last sprouted (but not through the soils surface) like this for long periods or does it generally mean they are not going to grow? AGAIN PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD DIRECT EXPERIENCE FOR THEMSELVES ONLY ON THIS PLEASE SO I HAVE RELIABLE ANSWERS!! Please try to answer very cleary Reason I am asking is because I germinated some seeds rather early as an experiment and after the sun seemed to be much warmer (HERE IN THE UK) They are in my conservatory next to the window (Im aiming for 100% sunlight from seed) It has been basically summer sun some days but not for very long periods and other days very little direct sunlight. I am wondering whether this is the cause and perhaps the seeds will just suddenly sprout when enough sun arrives? Or are they sure to die left like this? Also I have 4 more I am planning to leave in germination for as long as possible for the same reason hence the first question! Also I am not a complete beginner but in many ways I am hence no experience on this matter! And thought my question would get answered better here. Thankyou very much for reading!