The seedbed must be as level as a floor, and compact, for good use to be made of the wheel-seeder.
The usual practice is to keep the seedlings one year in the seedbed and two years in the nursery rows before they are set out.
It was good weather for preparing the seedbed, and the men had been busy since sunrise, making the most of it.
But if, from any cause, they have made a feeble growth, it is better to let them remain in the seedbed another year.
I was so impressed with its beauty that I took it from where it bloomed in the seedbed and planted it at my house in the garden.
To protect the young plants, the seedbed was usually covered with oak leaves, though straw was used occasionally.
Hereafter the seedbed should be well watered from time to time whenever the soil appears dry.