How to Prepare Soil for Seeding

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In order to prepare soil for seeding, the most important factor is to simply get a good potting soil mix. Make sure to get healthy and aged soil, as opposed to raw manure, with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video on preparing soil for seeding.

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk about how to prepare your soil for seeding. Well whatever kind of seed that you're laying whether you're putting grass seed out or if you are putting plants into containers with seeds the most important factor is good soil. Now a good potting soil mix is always the best. You want something with vermiculite, compost, sand, pine needles, grass clippings all mixed together. It wants a nice mixture that has been aged, that is turned into soil that is not straight grass clippings. It's actually turned into composted soil. So you want to make sure that your soil is healthy and that it's aged. You don't want raw manure. You don't want anything like bone meal right in there. My attitude is only organic material in your soil. Now when you prepare it it is good to have it aged and dry. You don't want warm hot soil that is not aged and still composting as your soil because all the plants will just cook in it and so when you're planting your seeds too you only want to plant your seeds one half to one inch deep, not too deep at all and you will find that by having aged soil that has the right combination of nutrients you will have an organic garden and you won't need to use any chemicals at all.

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