Hold your Seed Quilt down for 10-30 seconds. Be sure the Seed Quilt has soaked up water evenly. Move your hands around to all the sections until you see that each and every seed pocket has turned a shade darker from soaking up water. After the initial soak, the top of the Seed Quilt should not be wet or submerged in water. If water is still pooling on top, lift your Seed Quilt to drain the water off and place back in the tray.