For all my visitors who have never done a spot of sowing before, here follows a simple demonstration of how to go about it. Cue my charming assistant:
Tara : Got seed, can I sow now?
YE: Yes Tara, this is the time of year when many seeds can be sown.
Tara: What should I do first?
YE: Prepare the soil by removing all weeds, then lightly rake it and water it.
YE: I said lightly rake it, not make a whopping big hole in it!
Tara: Is this better?
YE: Much better and if you would stop jumping up and down I might actually be able to focus while I take a pic.
Tara: Sorry! Now what do I do next?
YE: Sprinkle the seeds thinly over the soil.
YE: I said the seeds, the seeds, not the &^*%$#* packet!
Tara: So sorry! Is this better?
Tara: What should I do next?
YE: Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and label it so that you know what you've sown and when.
Tara: I can do that!
YE: Well done, Tara! Now all you have to do is wait.
Tara: I can do that.
Tara: Is it time yet?
Tara: Are they coming up?
Tara: Is it now?
YE: No, not yet.
Tara: I've been waiting an awfully long time, have the seeds come up yet?
YE: Yes, they have.
YE: Well done Tara, you've successfully sown your first batch of seeds. Tara? Tara? Now where did she go?
Tara: Look, I've found another packet of seeds. I want to sow them, can I?
As you can see, dear visitor, sowing seeds is as easy as falling out of the apple tree. If even a little 6 month old puppy can do it, you can do it too. It's easy, cheap, fun and the end result is very rewarding.You can raise practically almost anything from seed: vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers and even trees.
Here's something that I prepared earlier,
and so is this.
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