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Seed starting?

Nope, most people sow direct. with regard to “smaller” seed. and the possibility of them falling to deep in the media.

Then it’s been suggested that you wrap them in a small piece of absorbent paper towel.. then “plant” them in the bed..

Because I’m a bit worried about starting some of the seeds outside at this time of year I use an Aerograden to start mine.

I just cut up a bit of sponge and reuse the containers that came with the original seed kits.

If you replant a seedling you will be killing the smaller feeder roots
and set your plants back sometimes 1 month because of the moon cycle.

Sow direct is waaaaay better and don’t forget plant at the correct time of the month.
there are a few threads now on moonphases and the best time to plant

If you replant a seedling you will be killing the smaller feeder roots
and set your plants back sometimes 1 month because of the moon cycle.

Sow direct is waaaaay better and don’t forget plant at the correct time of the month.
there are a few threads now on moonphases and the best time to plant

Yes. seedlings look healthy and happy for up to 3 weeks before suddenly they realise they’re in AP and grow like crazy, this ‘dead time’ does not occur with seeding directly.

I dig a shallow hole, just to the water line then sow over the top then place 1 layer of gravel atop that.
That’s for big seeds like pumpkin and peas, for lettuce I just shake and water in.

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