Answer: Seeds are little packages of stored energy. They need to be planted at just the right depth or the seedling will run out of stored energy before the stem reaches the soil level. You can consider your mulch as planting medium and sow the seeds at the depth suggested on the seed package. This will get your seedlings up and growing without delay. If your seeds took a long time to sprout last year, it may have been the depth, or it may have been because the soil and air temperatures were just too chilly. You can plant beans, peas, lettuces and root crops now, but wait a few more weeks before planting tomato, corn and pepper seeds. By mid-May the soil should be warm enough for both cool and warm season veggie seeds to germinate. If you're planting flower seeds, you can plant them now.
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