Cover the seeds with 1/4 inch of soil, and keep the seedbed moist but not soggy.
Specially designed planters are capable of planting precisely in the resulting seedbed , and such systems are suitable for many Ohio farms.
It seems that no matter how well-prepared the seedbed is, when it comes time to cover a direct-seeded row, there are too many clods or lumps of soil.
Water the seedbed thoroughly with a fine spray.
Rake and level tilled soil, then roll to make a firm seedbed .
Growers who planted early also had difficulty firming the seedbed because of dry soil conditions.
That's why we recommend you plant in anticipation of rainfall in your area, and if rains don't come, water to keep your seedbed moist until your seedlings are established.
Conventional alfalfa plantings involve several tillage operations to prepare a seedbed , followed by drilling the alfalfa seed.
Roll with a heavy, water-filled lawn roller to make a firm seedbed .
More than anything, the prolifically seeding cottonwood needs flooding to prepare a fertile seedbed .