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Lower South

April, 2010
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International Seed Saving Institute
Vegetable gardeners wanting to try their hand at saving their own seeds will find International Seed Saving Institute to be a very helpful resource. Practical advice is offered on seed saving for 27 common vegetables.

Clever Gardening Technique

Screened Compost for Seeds
A great technique for providing a light covering for seeds is to use a finely screened compost. I take a soil screen and sift some compost through it to remove all the larger chunks. Then, after pressing the seeds into the soil, I sift the compost over the seed row to provide a fine-textured covering. This is especially helpful for small seeds. Compost doesn't tend to crust, and it's easy for the seedlings to push up through it.

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