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Old 18-07-2018, 10:41 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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On Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:26:22 -0700, T wrote:

On 07/18/2018 01:17 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:
On 7/18/2018 3:01 PM, T wrote:
Hi All,

I have quail.* They will eat an seed they find on
the surface.

Question on how to plant tiny seeds.
When they packet says to plant the 1/4" deep, how
do you guys keep them from floating back out of
their holes when you water them.* The watering also
messes with the first 1/4" of the soil too.
I have tried compacting the soil but it makes
no difference.
Do you just give up and plant them 1/2" deep?
Many thanks,

Spread some straw over them after planting . Not a lot , just enough to
break up the water spray so it doesn't wash that top layer .

I have heard that straw comes with seeds of its own and that
straw plants are very hard to get rid of. Is there some
special straw? The kind horses eat? Did I hear wrong?

Hay is what livestock eats - it has seeds.

Straw is what livestock poops & pees on and beds in -
it is simply the stalks of grain crops - few seeds.

John T.