Brilliant Seed ID

A little play sand will help keep seeds located in the garden

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When you sow new seeds in the spring, it’s hard to remember exactly where they’re planted before they sprout. That’s a problem when putting in other seeds and plants and even for watering, especially if you plant in curved rows. To make my rows easy to find, I sprinkle a little play sand over the seeds as I plant them. The seeds sprout right through the sand, I know exactly where to water, and the sand helps keep the weeds down while providing good drainage. — Steve Virgilio. It’s one of our great tips to ID seeds and we’ve got more. Plus: Our best tips for frugal gardeners.

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