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Direct Seeding & Frost Protection

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Row covers solve a multitude of gardening problems. Made of lightweight fabric, they allow sunlight, air, and water to pass through to your plants. Well known as “season extenders” to keep plants warm, row covers can also protect plants from insects, and even from too-strong sun in the summertime. In our video about frost protection and direct seed sowing and our video on Planting Vegetables, Tricia uses Agribon row covers for warmth on newly planted seeds and transplants. Floating row…
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Video Transcript
Hi I'm Tricia a California organic gardener. Even though there's still a little nip in the air it's a perfect day for me to plant my cool whether vegetable seeds come on and join me. Today I'm going to be direct seeding meaning I'm going to plant my seeds directly into the garden soil and I've prepared the bed by removing any clods of dirt, stones, any other debris and this soil is nice and moist but not soaking wet. Today the seeds I'm going to be planting are non GMO organic seeds and they all come in a nice resealable packet. Peas, greens, lettuces and root vegetables like beets and carrots all do very well direct seeded and they don't mind a bit of cool weather. Today I'm going to be planting some heirloom carrots these scarlet Nante come from the Nante area of france where the Loire empties into the Atlantic. I'm going to make a trench with a trowel according to the seed packet I should make the trench about a quarter to a half an inch deep. I've already filled this little hand seeder with carrot seeds this little hand seeder is great for all sizes of seeds but it's especially great for little seeds like carrots and i don't really care how close together I'm planting these seeds because i'm gonna come back after the seeds germinate and thin them to about two to three inches apart. Okay I'm going to cover up my seeds with dirt and pat them down a little bit make sure everything's all covered and i want to make sure and label the row so i don't forget what i planted don't forget to give them a little bit of water you want to make sure that the seeds are moist without being soaking wet so I also want to cover my carrot's seeds with some floating row cover. This Agribon cover is very versatile this fabric is great for conserving moisture and warming up the soil a little bit for germination light and water can pass through easily and once my carrots sprout Ill put my row cover on hoops or well remove it depending on the weather in fact i've already put in over hoops to protect my lettuce transplants let's take a peek row covers provide various degrees of frost protection and light transmittance the thinnest fabric offers up to four degrees Fahrenheit of frost protection and it can be left on during the season as a pest barrier and the heaviest fabric offers about eight degrees of frost protection but it's too heavy to leave on for the whole season okay well thank you for joining us and i hope you have great germination and remember grow organic for life!

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Angelique Varela Says:
Apr 15th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I just want to thank you for your wonderful website, available products, and especially your educational videos.  I have spent hours on your site.  I am a new organic gardener and have learned a lot from Trisha.  Keep up the good work and I look forward to telling others about you.

Angie Varela
Flagstaff, Arizona

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