2. Use a trowel to make the holes in the ground.
Some people use their hands to sow, but it’s best to use a trowel. You can get deep into the soil and see where your seeds are going. When you use your hands, the seeds get lost.
With the trowel you can make the holes as deep as they need to be. For Swiss chard, they need to be one inch deep with 16 inches left for additional rows that you may need. Don’t use a spoon either. A spoon has to go in your mouth and since you are digging in the soil, even though, you’re washing it, you don’t want to use the same spoon.
A trowel is inexpensive and you can purchase it along with the seeds. With a trowel, you can use it to cover the seeds up with more soil. There the trowel can be used to transfer the seeds into the soil as well.