Sowing in seed holes is very similar to sowing in rows, the only difference is the number of seeds that are dropped into the rows.
Technique for sowing in seed holes
Just like sowing in rows.
- Drop the seeds at the bottom of a furrow that is anywhere from ½ to 1 inch (1 to 3 cm) deep, depending on the variety.
- Instead of spacing the plants evenly along the row, group them in clusters of 4 to 5 seeds, with the distance between clusters depending on the plant variety you wish to grow.
For example, if the plant is around 8 inches (20 cm) across when grown, then space your clusters of 4 to 5 seeds about 8 inches (20 cm) from each other.
- When the first sprouts appear, thin and only keep the nicest and most vigorous.
Smart tip about sowing in seed holes
- Draw your rows following the direction that prevailing winds mark.