I'm the same - even then, if my mix ends up with some woody stuff, I just make sure it goes into the bottom of a planting pot, rather than right near the seed.
I only would consider sifting if I'm using the compost in a homemade seed starting mix
This too - if I'm seeding into a bed, I will put a pocket or even a short ~3" wide row of finer topsoil/compost mix and leave the "lumpier" material on either side. If I'm planting still small seedlings, I would make sure they had a reasonable ring of fairly small stuff around them, but never more than a 4" circle or so.
i leave them uncovered and plant into a pocket of rich growing medium
Jay Angler wrote:
Woody stuff may lock up some nitrogen, but it may also act like a sponge to hold moisture in the soil. In my climate, water holding capacity is critical, so I only sift for special situations.