Vegetables Sowing Guide



Vegetable

Seed

Depth

Approx.

Ideal Soil Temp.Hard.

Artichoke

1/2"14-1864-85MH

Asparagus

1/4"14-2175-80T

Bean, Bush/Dry/Pole/Soy

1'6-960-90T

Bean, Lima

1'6-970-85VT

Beet

1/2"5-1460-85H

Broccoli

1/4"5-1065-85MH

Brussels Sprouts

1/4"5-1065-85H

Cabbage

1/4"5-1055-95MH

Carrot

1/2"12-1560-85H

Cauliflower

1/4"5-1055-80MH

Celery

1/8"14-2159-70T

Chinese Cabbage

1/4"4-770-95MH

Corn, Sweet

1"8-1260-95T

Cucumber

1/2"6-1065-95VT

Eggplant

1/4"7-1475-90T

Gourds

1/2"3-1070-90T

Kale/Collards

1/4"5-1065-85VH

Kohlrabi

1/4"5-1065-85MH

Leek

1/2"5-760-70MH

Lettuce

1/8"4-1040-80H

Melon

1/2"4-1075-95VT

Mustard

1/4"5-1065-85MH

Okra

1/4"6-1470-90VT

Onion/Shallots

1/2"10-1260-70MH

Parsley

1/4"14-3050-80VH

Parsnip

1/2"15-2555-77VH

Pea

3/4"7-1450-75H

Pepper (Sweet Pepper, Hot Pepper)

1/4"10-2068-95VT

Pumpkin

1"7-1070-90MH

Radish

1/2"4-1055-85H

Rutabaga/Turnip

1/4"7-1460-95H

Spinach

1/2"4-1045-65VH

Summer Squash

1"4-1270-90T
Winter Squash1"4-1270-90MH

Tomato

1/4"6-1460-85T

Watermelon (Diploid, Triploid)

1/2"4-1275-95VT

 

Hardiness Rating

(Hard.)


Abbr. Explanation
VT

very tender; killed by frost; could be damaged by temperatures under 40

T

tender; killed by frost

MH

moderately hardy; survives light frosts

H

hardy; survives frost usually into the low twenties

VH

very hardy; will overwinter if protected






Planting Information

1 acre = 43,560 square feet

To determine the number of seeds to plant per acre, multiply the number of seed you intend to plant per foot by the feet of row per acre as shown in right hand column below. For example, if you plant 10 seeds per foot in rows 12 inches apart - 10 x 43,560 = 435,560 seeds.



Distance between RowsFeet of Row per Acre
12"43,560
14"37,337
16"32,670
18"29,040
20"26,136
30"17,424
40"13,068
60"8,712
72"7,260