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How often to water a vegetable seed bed?

Posted by nygardener z6 New York (My Page) on
Mon, May 9, 11 at 11:06

This year, I'm direct-seeding a lot of cool-season veggies -- spinach, carrots, arugula, chard, beets, etc. Now the weather is starting to warm into the 60s during the day, 40s at night. The surface of the soil is drying out, though it's moist underneath. Should I be watering daily, or can I rely on wicking and the occasional rain to hydrate the seeds until germination?

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RE: How often to water a vegetable seed bed?

I have clay soil here, so I like to just sprinkle the surface on hot days to keep it moist and soft, therefore easier for the seedlings to break through. Just my method.

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