watering raised beds

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watering raised beds
« on: April 20, 2009, 10:12 »
So many questions at the minute!
I have all of my 'sow in situ' seeds sown in my raised beds. Most have been in for a week now but no sign of anything green yet! I checked the soil yesterday (which has been covered in fleece all the time since I sowed (I'm a worrier!) and it was really quite dry. I have read that the seeds should germinate without the need for watering but what does everyone think? Should I keep the soil moist as you would in the pots indoors?
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Re: watering raised beds
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 10:29 »
Mine get watered in and then again if it's been dry for a couple of days. 
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Re: watering raised beds
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 12:46 »
Mine get watered in and then again if it's been dry for a couple of days. 

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Re: watering raised beds
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 19:29 »
This is one of the problems with raised beds. They require far more watering than ordinary beds.

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 19:39 »
Same here, every couple of days if its dry, just remember to use a fine rose or the seeds will al get mixed up  :D
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Re: watering raised beds
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 20:20 »
This is one of the problems with raised beds. They require far more watering than ordinary beds.
The whole reason I have raised beds is to improve the drainage.  Having to water more is a bit of a result here on my clay soil.

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Re: watering raised beds
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 20:35 »
I watered mine in between the rows so as to not wash the seeds out of the ground, as I only have an old can with no rose to use... done the trick as everything is coming up now. You're right -- seeds need moisture to grow and won't if the soil is bone dry.
Hope all goes well and you see some green shoots soon  :)
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