Kids’ Valley Garden

How to Plant

Things You'll Need:

  • Your garden plan
  • Garden twine
  • A garden trowel or stick
  • A ruler
  • Plant seeds

Always walk around the outside of your garden and stay in the unplanted areas you left between the rows.

tools for planting

Gently stretch a piece of garden twine between your row markers to keep the rows straight. Use a garden trowel or a stick to make a shallow trench down the middle of each row. You will find the recommended planting depth for each seed type on the back of its packet. Use the ruler to ensure you are being accurate.

  • Large seeds planted too close to the surface will dry out.
  • Tiny seeds planted too deep will never emerge.
  • Spread your seeds along the trench and cover them with soil to fill in the trench.
  • Do not pack the dirt down. Just lightly pat it down.
watering tools
  • Use a watering can fitted with a sprinkler head or buy an adjustable nozzle for your garden hose.
  • Water the soil gently so it doesn't wash away or get too soaked, or it will form a hard crust once it dries. This will also prevent your seeds from germinating.
  • If you have clay soil, it may become crusty on top, which will prevent tiny seeds from emerging. You can give them a helping hand using one of the tiny seed methods.

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