That's different - the above is what I do for seedlings. For root veges I run a rake over the soil to loosen it up, then water it well. I use Linda Woodrow's method for carrots. Equal parts of carrot seed and shallots, add to about the same amount of dry sand and sprinkle it over the bed. Cover with hessian for 2 weeks - until you see green fronds start to appear. I don't mulch the carrots, and they get planted in a different part of the bed each time. Having said that - I'm a complete failure at alliums of all description. I've only had a handful of shallots actually make it, and my onions all snuff it too. Even my leeks are sad - they look like shallots! The carrots are not too bad though. I'm not quite 2 years on at this garden so the soil still leaves something to be desired!
I too was hesitant on creating some no-dig garden beds, but let me reassure you they are the best thing I have ever done.
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