> Raised seedbeds are prepared. Soil is disinfected and may be covered for about 10 days.
> After aeration, fertilizer is raked-in and the soil is pressed with rollers.
> Seeds are sown by hand, sometimes mixed with manure or distributed with a watering can.
> Seedbeds may be covered in colder weather and uncovered in mild temperatures.
> Daily, gentle irrigation is started immediately after sowing. On germination, watering is
heavier but every 2-3 days. A week before transplantation, watering is
stopped and seedlings harden.