this is the seed stage they need a little help from water, sunlight and carbon dioxide. Seeds are usually planted in soil where they can receive sunlight and water when it rains. After a few days, the seed will begin to germinate
To germinate means to begin growing or sprouting. You know a seed has begun to germinate when the embryo inside the seed pushes out through the seed coat.
The embryo begins growing roots and pushes downward into the ground. The top half of the embryo will begin to grow leaves and push up through the soil to reach the surface of the ground. the seed is now called a seedling or a baby plant