Farming or gardening is always started by plowing your land then arranging it to several rows of seedbeds. Of course, how these seedbeds are made will affect how your crops will grow.
Seedbeds are made so that your crops stay healthy and strong because the nutrients in soil will not disappear so quickly before being absorbed by the roots of your plants then distributed to other organs like stems, leaves, flowers, seeds, and fruits.
Generally in the field, there are still many farmers who are wrong in making seedbeds. Sure, every farmer has their own style and technique in making seedbeds. This tutorial I’m about to share is not the only way but hopefully this tutorial can give you the knowledge needed about the basics of seedbeds and more importantly, which direction should they face?
Based on my experience and several references from local farmers, the best directions for seedbeds are north and south. Why? Because this will make it easier for your crops to photosynthesize. Photosynthesis has the purpose to produce food in the form of glucose that is needed by plants to grow and develop, reproduce, and other day-to-day physiological activities. Another reason would be that if your seedbeds are facing north or south, your plants will grow faster because cell division in meristematic areas happens faster, and then that will allow your plants to bloom faster and healthier.
Other things that are important is using plastic mulch on your seedbeds and planting pole markers so that, for example, your chili trees stand sturdier in the face of wind or heavy rain.
In conclusion, the best directions for your seedbeds are north and south with plastic mulch and pole markers. So, what are you waiting for? Try it yourself and see how it works.