A Compendium of Useful Information for the Practical Man/Seeds
Estimated Quanties of Seed Required for the Space Given[edit | edit source]
Asparagus—1 ounce produces 1,000 plants, and requires a bed 12 feet square.
Asparagus Roots—1,000 plants a bed 4 feet wide and 225 feet long.
English Dwarf Beans—1 quart plants from 100 to 150 feet of row.
French Dwarf Beans—1 quart plants 250 to 350 feet of row.
Beans, pole, large—1 quart plants 100 hills.
Beans, pole, small—1 quart plants 39 hills, or 250 feet of row.
Beets—10 pounds to the acre; 1 ounce plants 150 feet of row.
Broccoli and Kale—1 ounce plants 2,500 plants, and requires 40 square feet of ground.
Cabbage—Early sorts same as broccoli, and require 60 square feet of ground.
Cauliflower—the same as cabbage.
Carrot—1 ounce to 150 feet of row.
Celery—1 ounce gives 7,000 plants, and requires 8 square feet of ground.
Cucumber—1 ounce for 150 hills,
Cress—1 ounce sows a bed 16 feet square.
Egg Plant—1 ounce gives 2,000 plants.
Endive—1 ounce gives 3,000 plants, and requires 80 feet of ground.
Leek—1 ounce gives 2,000 plants, and requires 60 feet of ground.
Lettuce—1 ounce gives 7,000 plants, and requires seed bed of 120 feet.
Melon—1 ounce for 120 hills.
Nasturtium—1 ounce sows 25 feet of row.
Onion—1 ounce sows 20.) feet of row.
Okra—1 ounce sows 200 feet of row.
Parsley—1 ounce sows 200 feet of row.
Parsnip—1 ounce sows 250 feet of row.
Peppers—1 ounce gives 2,500 plants.
Peas—1 quart sows 120 feet of row.
Pumpkin—1 ounce to 150 hills.
Radish—1 ounce to 100 feet.
Salsify—1 ounce to 50 feet of row.
Spinach—1 ounce to 200 feet of row.
Squash—1 ounce to 75 hills.
Tomato—1 ounce gives 2,500 plants, requiring seed bed of 80 feet.
Turnip—1 ounce to 2,000 feet.
Watermelon—1 ounce to 50 hills.