How to prepare soil for sowing seeds

How to prepare soil for sowing seeds

Sowing seeds? We show you how to prepare the soil beforehand to boost success.

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Beds and borders that have been properly prepared for sowing contain plenty of warm air, some moisture, extra nutrients and have good drainage.

As well as ensuring your soil possesses these qualities, be sure to remove all weed seedlings and large stones as you work. As the season warms up, the soil microbes start their work and help the plants access nutrients. Adding organic matter improves this process by feeding the microbes as well as improving soil structure.

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