If you’re sowing seeds in your garden (I’m putting in a second crop of carrots in succession this weekend), it’s important to keep the seedbeds damp. Consistent moisture leads to better, more uniform germination. (Seeds can die if they are inconsistently watered and left to dry out too much.) I like to tack a piece of burlap on top of the newly-planted seeds to help keep the water in the soil. Once most of the seeds are up, off comes the burlap. I can wash and dry it and reuse it every year. Do you have any tricks to get your seeds to germinate?