699. Vitality Of Seeds

See page 102.

700. Percentage Of Germination

See page 101.

701. Number Of Plants Required To The Acre At Various Distances

1 in. × 10 in. -

627,269.

1 in. x 12 in. -

522,720.

2 in. × 10 in. -

313,632.

2 in. × X2 in. -

261,360.

3 in. × 12 in. -

174,240.

4 in. × X2 in. -

130,680.

6 in. × 12 in. -

87,120.

12 in. × 12 in. -

43,560.

12 in. × 15 in. -

34,848.

12 in. × 18 in. -

29,040.

12 in. × 24 in. -

21,780.

12 in. × 30 in. -

17,424.

12 in. × 3 ft. -

14,520.

12 in. × 4 ft. -

10,890.

12 in. × 5 ft. -

8,712.

15 in. × 18 in. -

23,232.

15 in. × 2 ft -

17,424.

15 in. × 3 ft. -

11,619.

15 in. × 4 ft. -

8,712.

15 in. × 5 ft. -

6,969.

18 in. × 20 in. -

17,424.

18 in. × 2 ft. -

14,520.

18 in. × 30 in.-

11,616.

18 in. × 3 ft. -

9,680.

18 in. × 4 ft. -

7,260.

18 in. × 5 ft. -

5,804.

2 ft. × 2 ft. -

10,890.

2 ft. × 3 ft. -

7,260

2 ft. × 4 ft. -

5,445.

2 ft. × 5 ft. -

4,356.

3 ft. × 3 ft. -

4,840.

3 ft. × 4 ft. -

3,630.

3 ft × 5 ft. -

2,904.

4 ft. × 4 ft. -

2,722.

4 ft. × 5 ft. -

2,178.

5 ft. × 5 ft. -

1,742.

5 ft. × 6 ft. -

1,452.

6 ft. × 6 ft. -

1,210.

6 ft. × 7 ft. -

1,037.

6 ft. × 8 ft. -

907.

7 ft. × 7 ft. -

888.

8 ft × 8 ft. -

680.

702. Quantity Of Seed Required An Acre

Asparagus, 2« ounces to 100 feet of drill; 2 pounds should produce enough roots to plant an acre.

Beans, dwarf, 1 quart to 100 feet of drill; 1¬ bushels an acre. Lima, ¾ bushel to an acre. Pole, 1 pint to 100 feet drill; « bushel an acre.

Beet, 1 ounce to 50 feet of drill; 4 pounds to an acre.

Broccoli, 1 ounce to 300 feet of drill; 2 ounces an acre.

Cabbage, 1 ounce to 300 feet of drill; hotbed or greenhouse 1 ounce should produce at least 2,000 plants; outdoors, 1 pound should produce at least 20,000 plants.

Carrot, 1 ounce to 100 feet of drill; 2« pounds to an acre.

Cauliflower, 1 ounce should produce 3,000 or more plants.

Celery, 1-3 ounce to 100 feet of drill; 1 ounce should produce at least 10,000 plants.

Sweet Corn, ¬ to « pint to 100 hills; when planted in hills 1 peck to an acre.

Cucumbers, 1 to 2 ounces to 100 hills; 1 to 2 pounds to an acre.

Eggplant, 1 ounce should produce 1,500 to 2,000 plants.

Endive, ¬ ounce to 100 feet of drill; 4« pounds an acre.

Kale, 1 ounce to 300 feet of drill.

Kohl-rabi, 1 ounce to 300 feet of drill; 4 pounds an acre.

Leek, 1 ounce to 100 feet of drill; 4 pounds an acre.

Lettuce, ¬ ounce to 100 feet of drill; 3 pounds to an acre.

Muskmelon, 2 ounces to 100 hills; 4 × 4 feet, 2 pounds to an acre.

Onion, seed, « ounce to 100 feet of drill; 4 to 5 pounds an acre. Sets, 1 quart to 40 feet of drill; 8 bushels, and more if large, an acre.

Parsley, « ounce to 100 feet of drill; 3 pounds to an acre.

Peas, 1 to 2 pints to 100 feet of drill; 1« to 2« bushels an acre.

Pepper, 1 ounce should produce 1,500 plants.

Radish, 1 ounce to 100 feet of drill; 10 to 12 pounds an acre.

Rhubarb, 1 ounce of seed to 125 feet of drill; 3« pounds to an acre.

Salsify, 1 ounce of seed to 100 feet of drill; 8 pounds to an acre.

Spinach, 1 ounce to 100 feet of drill; 8 pounds to an acre; broadcast, 30 pounds to an acre.

Squash, summer, 4 ounces to 100 hills. Fall and winter, 8 ounces to 100 hills.

Tomato, 1 ounce of seed should produce 3,000 to 4,000 plants.

Turnip, 1 ounce to 200 feet of drill; 1 to 2 pounds to an acre.

Watermelon, 1 ounce to 30 hills.

703. Weight Of One Quart Of Seeds And Number Of Seeds In One Ounce

Kind of Seed

Weight of a

Quart of

Seed in Ounces

Number of

Seeds in

One Ounce

Asparagus ..............

32

1,500

Balm------------------------------------------

20

56,500

Basil ____________________________

20

22,500

Bean .....................

24to33

200 to 250

Beet--------------------------------------------

10

1,500

Borecole, or kale ................

25

8,500

Brocoli ...............

25

10,500

Cabbage...............

25

8,500

Caraway .............

15

10,000

Carrot, with spines------------------------

9

20,000

Carrot, without spines ..........

13

27,000

Catmint .............

28

3,500

Cauliflower .............

25

10,500

Celery___________________________

17

71,000

Chicory................

14

20,000

Cress, American..............

20

17,000

Cress, common garden .............

28

13,000

Cress, water ..............

20

113,500

Cucumber, common .............

18

1,000

Cucumber, prickly fruited gherkin___

20

4,000

Dandelion................

9

34,000 to 42,500

Dill_____________________________

11

25,500

Eggplant ...................

18

7,000

Endive ...................

12

18,000

Kohl-rabi ....................

25

8,500

Leek ____________________________

20

11,500

Lettuce ......................

15

23,000

Maize or Indian corn---------------------

23

100 to 150

Marjoram, sweet .................

20

113,500

Marjoram, winter .....................

24

340,000

Martynia ...................

10

600

Muskmelon ...............

13

1,600

Okra...................

22

425 to 500

Onion ...................

18

7,000

Kind of Seed

Weight of a

Quart of

Seed in Ounces

Number of

Seeds in

One Ounce

Pea_____________________________

25 to 28

50 to 150

Pea, gray or field ---------------------

21 to 28

150 to 250

Parsnip ....................

7,000

Pepper ...................

16

4,500

Pumpkin--------------------------------------

9

100

Radish .................

25

701,000

Rampion ................

28

3,500

Rhubarb ________________________

3 to 5

1,500

Sage ------------------------------------------

19

7,100

Salsify___________________________

8

3,000

Savory, Summer ...............

18

42,500

Savory, winter .................

15

71,000

Spinach, prickly seeded ............

13

2,500

Spinach, round-seeded...............

14

3,500

Spinach, New Zealand .............

8

280 to 350

Squash, Hubbard ..............

14

100

Squash, Bush Scalloped ............

15

500

Thyme ...............

24

170,000

Tomato _________________________

11

8,500 to 11,500

Turnip................

24

13,000

Watermelon ......................

16

125 to 150