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Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:34 pm
by hit or miss
I always tamp down the seed rows with the back of my rake. I stand the rake upright and just move it straight up and back down firmly. I spent most of my life around farming and Jal is right. Planters and drills all pack the soil in the seed row as the last operation of seeding.

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:02 pm
by garden5
I think you're right Jal. Although I've not yet mustered the courage to walk all over my seed-plantings, I do tamp the soil well with my hand. Hey, it's a start :lol:.

I believe that seed-to-soil contact really is something very important and I think that many of us here have been guilty of "babying" our seeds.

That's what's neat about gardening: you're always learning totally new things.