I really like Viva paper towels. Best on the market. However, for germinating seeds, not so good. Viva paper towels are so cloth like in texture, that the 1/4" long germinating seed root started immediately embedding itself into the folded over Viva paper towel. I had to gently pry that tap root loose to get it into a Solo cup. I recommend any other paper towel but Viva for germinating seeds using the paper towel method. They started thinking that was their grow medium and went at it, lol. I had to tug a 1/2" seed tap root off the Viva paper towel. Upon thinking, I could've/should've have just unfolded the paper towel and scissored around the paper towel and the first tap root grabbing into the paper towel.... and just set them both in the hole. Viva paper towels aren't your best bet for germinating seeds. The seeds tap root likes the cloth like texture of Viva paper towels and grabs into it. A stiffer cheaper paper towel is better for germinating seeds with the paper towel germination method .