We have learned about seed size and shape and storage and sprouting conditions. The next thing is to practice planting. You can do this indoors in the winter before you start your garden. Take different kinds of seeds from the tiniest to the largest and practice picking up and dropping a pinch of seeds onto a piece of white paper to count your results. This is really a lot of fun, almost a family game.
There is a very practical reason for doing this. When I tell people to just plant a pinch of seeds—two or three—I think I have given them all the instructions they need. But I always find so much variation in how
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