How often should I water seeds in a vegetable garden?

Deans asks: How often should I water seeds in a vegetable garden?
A few weeks ago I planted some green bean seeds in a small raised bed vegetable garden. Only 2 seeds sprouted out of 2 decent size rows. I am a novice gardener and went by the advice of the employee at a local garden center to mix in some mushroom compost into my top soil…and that was it. I was told that I wouldn’t need to water much…so I didn’t. I don’t know what could have inhibited the seeds from sprouting. Perhaps they weren’t good seeds? Maybe my soil was too dry? It seemed to drain well when I watered…but also appeared to have a dry crackly surface…could the soil have not been prepared enough?

I went back to the garden center and bought some organic compost…they said it would drain better because it was more leafy. I reworked all of the soil, even digging up my tomato and pepper plants…setting them aside, and reworking that soil. After replanting them…along with my new green bean seeds…I watered them really well. Should I continue to water my seeds good until they sprout? Or should I just water occasionally? I could really use some tips on how to make it do as good as it can. I am so new at this. (it gets a lot of sun)

The answer voted best is:

Answer by Kung Fu Panda
twice a day.morning and at night.until you see germination

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  1. I agree with the other writers water twice a day beans are slow to sprout if the soil is cold it will take longer I planted my beans to early we had 4 frosts and some 39 degree at night they are just now sprouting I wish you good luck.

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