How to Plant Your Seedsheet Garden

 

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We’re all about spending time with your kids, not your weeds. If you don’t have kids, we’re sure you also have better things to do too than pull pesky weeds out of your garden. What you really want is to pick is your own organic produce, am I right?

Seedsheet-gardening is almost too easy. Harvest organic food from a weedless-plot you planted in 30 seconds? True statement. Seedsheets come with organic, nonGMO seeds already embedded within the weed blocking fabric, optimally arranged according to the spacing that each variety needs. The seeds are held in water-soluble film pouches, accompanied by a buffer of soil. The key here is twofold: plant the Seedsheet in the correct orientation & water thoroughly when first planting your garden.

Here are the steps to plant your Seedsheet 100% effectively the first time.

Then, forget weeding and come back when the food is ready.

 

1. Take Seedsheet out of packaging when ready to plant.

2. Lay Seedsheet on top of prepared soil, seed-side down so that the seeds are covered.

3. Use the included green stakes to secure corners and edges in pre-made slits--no burying necessary. 

4. Fire up the watering hose! Water your Seedsheet, really soaking the whole area. We suggest using a watering can or the “shower” setting on your nozzle. The Seedsheet can take a lot of water, but nothing too harsh that would dislodge the seeds from the holes.

5. You will see the film shrivel up like a raisin on the surface as it starts to dissolve. Feel free to pause for a second, and then continue watering. The soil within the pouches is very absorbent and it will take a significant amount of water until it is fully saturated. 

6. When you start to see the water seep down through the soil in the holes of the fabric, this is a good sign that the film is dissolved on both sides. If you aren’t sure, it’s okay to gently poke into the soil (gently) to make sure it isn’t dry underneath. You want the openings soaked so the seeds stay moist and can germinate effectively.

As soon as seeds come into contact with water, they start to “wake up” and germinate. It is important that seeds have good contact with moisture to grow. If a seed is watered partially and then left to dry, the it will die before sprouting. On the flip side, make sure to have good drainage to prevent seeds from swimming. 

Water your garden each morning (to avoid the heat of the day), and you'll be on your way to healthy produce production. 

Happy planting!

 

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