I planted seeds for the sunflower Helianthus annuus Giant Single yellow on 8th feb 4 days ago and they have germinated already! These were ones bought from www.seedaholic.com. I only planted 5 of them for the moment, one seed in a pot
Tiny little u shaped seedling peeping over the compost, looks like a little periscope checking out the environment before coming up any higher!
I tried a little experiment while I was doing them and covered 2 of the pots with a plastic bag. The 3 without a bag cover have germinated first.
These are all the info leaflet which comes with each packet of seeds.I have a tendency to put things away and never find them again so I have laminated each page, punched holes and I am going to put them into a folder where all the info will be to hand.