dan long wrote:
Perhaps I didn't explain the allotment clearly.
The bed is made of compost on top of soil. It is not worked into the soil. Seeds are sown into the compost and then the roots are able to work their way down to the soil as they mature. The compost is not tilled, spaded, or otherwise incorporated into the soil except for zone 1.
The seeds i sowed into the exposed soil in zone 1 have excellent germination. The seeds sown, fromt he same packet on the same day, into the compost have very poor germination rates, likely due to poor water holding capacity. Has anyone else expereinced this? Is there another solution besides tilling the compost into the soil?
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