<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/287/sowing-seeds-and-rain en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Sowing seeds and rain]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/287/sowing-seeds-and-rain?commentid=1377 What is most important is the soil, second is the type of seeds.  My soil is really sandy and I can plant seeds just after the rain stops.  If you pick up a handful of soil and squeeze it in your hand, does it form a ball that crumbles easily?  If so, plant.  If its muddy and wants to stay as a ball, wait.   You want the seeds to be in a soft bed rather than sealed in mud.  Some seeds such as peas have a tendancy to rot if the soil is too wet. 

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/287/sowing-seeds-and-rain?commentid=1377 February 18, 2012