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working the soil ok?

Postby johnjf » Apr 28, 2012 12:40 pm

I have some sprouts coming out from the ground but I just down like the soil looking packed down abit from the rain. I feel like some of my seeds won't be able to get through the crust of the dirt. Is it ok to work the soil abit so it's nice a fluffy again or should I just leave it because the seeds will still be fine and able to break through it?
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Re: working the soil ok?

Postby davefrombc » Apr 28, 2012 1:03 pm

The seeds will have no problem breaking through the soil surface .. Don't try to fluff it up.You'll likely damage the seeds and seedlings trying to emerge.
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Re: working the soil ok?

Postby johnjf » Apr 28, 2012 1:55 pm

alrighty, thanks
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Re: working the soil ok?

Postby MinnieHayes » May 03, 2012 9:54 am

davefrombc wrote:The seeds will have no problem breaking through the soil surface .. Don't try to fluff it up.You'll likely damage the seeds and seedlings trying to emerge.

Thank you for the tip!
It's way clearer to me now, and I'm a total newbie to this.
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