Each spring, the kids and I enjoy planting seedlings. I think this is so very important, as gardening provides children with many lessons. Plus, did you know that if kids grow their own food they are more willing to try it? Each year we try at least two new seeds. This year we chose cucamelons and red noodle beans.
The first step is to fill all the seedling trays with soil. We use an organic seedling starter blend. Be sure to tamp down the soil but don’t compact it.
Next water the trays before adding the seeds. It may take a moment or two for the water to soak in. It’s been a while since the soil took a drink! Give it time. The soil should feel a bit more moist than cake. It should not be soggy. If that is the case, just put it aside for a day or two to dry out, then plant your seeds.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest