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July 12, 2010

How to Prepare a Seedbed

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The soil must be prepared before seeds are planted. The prepared soil is called a seed bed.

A vegetable seedbed should be:

  •  level
  • well drained – therefore it is dug to loosten the soil & break up the pan which would stop water percolating through the soil easily
  • made up of fine particles
  • even – the same all over, & to a depth of 2 or 3 inches

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  • Use a rake to get an even depth of fine soil so that the seeds can be planted shallow.
  • Stand on a board, placed over the adjacent ground, to protect the soil from being trampled down.

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 Preparing a seedbed is a huge investment into the plant’s future.

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