Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Seeding and Planting

It's exciting to watch plants grow from a tiny seed. If you plant seeds, follow the package directions, Directions will vary for each kind of seed you plant. Be careful! The most common planting mistake is planting to deep. The results in poor germination. Water gently, keeping seeds moist until they germinate. Follow the specific watering instructions for each kind of seed you plant.

Plant seedlings as deep as they were in their holder. You can see the soil level on the stem. Keep their roots vertical by making sure your hole is deep enough. If you soil is dry, fill the hole half full of water before you place the seedling in it. Firmly pack soil around it without compacting it. Gently water over the top of planted seedlings. Keep them moist for three weeks or so, depending on your weather conditions.

1 comment:

Switcher said...

A good rule of thumb, when planting seeds, is plant the seed twice the depth as the thickness of the actual seed.

So If the seed is 1/4 inch thick, plant the seed 3/8-1/2 inch deep in the soil. :)

Nice blog, you have here!

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