Sowing Guide for Different kind of Crops

 Every crop farmer must be aware of the specie he/she wants to cultivate, the average number of seeds, the quantity for sowing per hectare and the crop density (Number of plants per hectare). This will help the farmer understand what his or her expectations are from the crops to be planted.

Below is a comprehensive sowing guide for different types of crops according to their specie, average number of seeds (grams), quantity required for sowing (in kilogram) and the crop density i.e. number of required plants per hectare.

Species Average Number of Seeds (Gram) Quantity for Sowing Per Hectare (in Kg) Crop Density

(Number of plants per hectare)

Amaranth 3,000-5,000 0.4 600,000-1,000,000
Bean 4-7 60-80 300,000-400, 000
Yard Long Bean 6-8 40-50 100,000-150,000
Beet 50-70 8-12 500,000-700,000
Broccoli 250-300 0.3 25,000-60,000
Cabbage 250-300 0.3 20,000-60,000
Cauliflower 250-350 0.3-0.4 25,000
Chinese Cabbage (Headed) 300-350 0.3-0.4 50,000
Chinese Cabbage (Loose Headed) 300-350 0.5-0.6 63,000
Carrot 800-1,200 2-4 1,800,000-2,000,000
Celeri 2,500-2,800 0.2-0.3 40,000-60,000
Chicory 500-600 0.3-0.5 45,000-90,000
Cucumber 30-35 0.6-0.8 15,000
Egg plant (African) 200-250 0.2-0.4 15,000-20,000
Egg plant (European) 200-250 0.2-0.4 15,000-20,000
Leek 350-400 4-5 2.5-3 250,000-300,000
Lettuce 800-1,000 0.5-0.7 90,000-150,000
Melon 30-37 1-1.5 0.5-0.8 9,000-10,000
Okra 15-20 4-6 50,000-100,000
Onion 250-350 5-6 4-5 800,000-1,000,000
Papaya 12-18 0.25-0.3 1,500-1,600
Parsley 600-700 3-3.5 600,000-1,200,000
Pea 3-6 150-180 600,000-700,000
Pepper Annum 150-200 0.5-0.7 24,000-26,000
Pepper Chinese 250-300 0.4-0.6 15,000-17,000
Radish (Chinese) 70-80 3-5 200,000-300,000
Radish (European) 100-200 45-55 4,000,000-6,000,000
Squash 6-8 4-5 3-3.5 20,000
Sweet Corn 6-8 20-30 60,000-70,000
Tomato 250-300 0.25-0.4 25,000-30,000
Turnip 400-600 2-3 600,000-800,000
Watermelon 25-35 2-2.5 0.8-1.2 8,000-15,000
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Author: Benadine

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