How to Prepare a Seed Box for Sowing Seeds
Plant propagation achieved by sowing seeds is, for the amateur gardener, by far the most popular form of increasing plant stock. Generally in the United Kingdom, is carried out between the months of February and May, and the three vital ingredients for success are moisture, warmth and air.
When preparing a seed box for seed sowing, there are a few things you will need to know. The following tips should help:
- Make a slit in the bottom of the box, and ensure that it is covered with crocks to prevent the from being washed away. This also aids drainage.
- The compost needs to be carefully firmed and pressed down, first using the fingers and then a wooden presser designed specifically for this job. Particular attention should be paid to the corners and the edges.
- After levelling and firming, the compost should then be carefully watered. It is best to do this an hour or two before sowing your chosen seeds, to allow the surplus moisture to drain away.