When dropping the seeds in the water, they should float. This indicates that the seeds are viable. Usually, sterile or underdeveloped seeds sink the moment you drop them in the water. Within the first 24 hours of dropping your seeds in the water, you should not expect to see too much change. I am not saying that it is not possible for your seeds to germinate within the first 24 hours. However, if it does not happen then do not worry, you did nothing wrong. The most you should expect from your seed after 24 hours is for them to sink if they have not already when you first placed them in the water. If your seeds have not sunk after 24 hours go ahead and give them a little tap with your finger. Make sure once those seeds sink you are checking on them frequently. Since viable seeds float in order to maintain the perfect balance between air and moisture, making them sink and sit for too long can drown your seeds. From experience, as soon as you see 1 – 3/4 of an inch of the taproot, you will want to plant your seed into its starting pot. This can take anywhere from 48 – 72 hours. You may go longer than the 72 hour mark if you wish, just know that with each passing hour, your little root has a higher chance of drowning. Make sure you check back in with us tomorrow for our 48hr update.