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How deep should I plant seeds - using Nurture compost

How deep should I plant seeds? Wildflower seeds in Nurture compost. Using @nurturecomposts. **Buy: ** Web: **

The ideal planting depth for seeds can vary depending on the specific plant species you are working with. As a general rule, seeds should be planted at a depth that allows for proper moisture absorption, root development, and emergence of the seedling. Here are some guidelines:

  1. Small Seeds: Small seeds, such as lettuce, basil, or petunia, are typically planted shallowly. A general guideline is to plant them at a depth of approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch (0.3 to 0.6 cm) below the soil surface. These seeds require light to germinate, so they should not be buried too deeply.

  2. Medium Seeds: Seeds of average size, such as beans, squash, or marigold, are usually planted at a moderate depth. A suitable range for medium-sized seeds is about 1/2 to 1 inch (1.3 to 2.5 cm) deep. This depth provides enough soil coverage for moisture retention and stability while still allowing the emerging seedling to reach the surface.

  3. Large Seeds: Larger seeds, like sunflower, corn, or peas, are typically planted deeper to ensure proper anchoring and initial nutrient uptake. Plant them at a depth of approximately 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) below the soil surface. This depth allows for sufficient space for the root system to develop and supports strong seedling establishment.

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