* General wisdom for planting seed

  • the depth you plant a seed is about two times the length of the seed.  
  • always plant in fertile, well drained soil.  remember that soil fertility needs to be renewed each year...we do this by adding a layer of compost to each bed.
  • know the temperature of your soil...some seeds like it hot, some seeds like it cold, and some seeds like it just right.
  • keep the soil moist as the seed germinates and the seedling establishes roots and leaves.
  • some plants like to be directly sown into the soil and some do better as transplants...try each to see which works best for your garden culture with that seed.   
  • finally as my friend Matthew Dillon says "There are three important rules for growing:            #1 Observe.  #2 Observe  #3 Observe."