Once your seeds have germinated and have a taproots (white root protruding from the seed) it is time to plant. The seeds should be planted with the taproots pointing downward just below the surface of the soil. The taproot is the first root of the plant. The seed end will give way to the plants first set of leaves. Plant the seed too deep, and the seed will expend all of it’s start up energy trying to break free and may never emerge. You do not want to pack down the soil above the seed, just gently pat down on it. Be sure to water your plants after planting the germinated seeds.