Olds Seed Planting Guide

Olds Seed Planting Guide

How many seeds to you need? How far apart should you plant them? Check out this chart, courtesy of Olds Seeds, to learn more about properly planting seeds.

Approx. Seed Count     Planting Distance in Inches
Type Per Ounce Per Pound Seed to use to direct seed a 100 foot row Planting Depth in Inches Between plants in a row Between Rows
Asparagus 750 12,000 1 oz 1 18 18-24
Beans, Lima 30 480 .5 lb 1 3-6 24-30
Beans, Snap 100 1,600 .5 lb 1 2-3 18-24
Beet 1,500 24,000 1 oz 1 2 12-18
Broccoli 9,000 144,000 .25 oz 1 18-24 24-36
Brussels Sprouts 9,000 144,000 .25 oz 0.5 12-18 24-30
Cabbage 8,500 136,000 .25 oz 0.5 12-18 24-30
Canteloupe 1,000 16,000 .5 oz 1 6-8 72-96
Carrot 25,000 400,000 .5 oz 0.5 2 12-18
Cauliflower 10,000 160,000 .25 oz 0.5 14-18 24-30
Collards 8,000 128,000 .25 oz 0.5 18-24 34-30
Corn, Popcorn 160-440* 2500-7000* 2 oz* 1 8-12 30-36
Corn, Sweet 175* 2780* .25 lb* 1 10-14 30-36
Cucumber 1,000 16,000 .5 oz 1 12 48-72
Eggplant 6,000 96,000 50 plants 0.5 18-24 24-30
Endive 22,000 350,000 .5 oz 0.5 12 18
Kale 8,700 140,000 .25 oz 0.5 12-18 18-24
Kohlrabi 8,700 140,000 .25 oz 0.5 3-6 18-24
Leek 11,000 176,000 .5 oz 0.5 4 14-20
Lettuce 25,000 400,000 .25 oz 0.5 3-6 12-18
Mustard 15,000 240,000 .25 oz 0.25 4-6 12-18
Okra 500 8,000 2 oz 1 24 36-48
Onion 8,000 128,000 1 oz 0.5 2 12-18
Onion, Bunching 8,000 128,000 4 oz 0.5 0.5 12-18
Parsley 15,000 240,000 .5 oz 0.25 3 12-18
Parsnip 12,000 192,000 .5 oz 0.5 3-4 18-24
Peanut 35 560 .5 oz 1.5 4-10 24-30
Peas 120 1,900 1 lb 1-2 1-3 30-36
Pepper 4,500 72,000 50 plants 0.25 15 18-24
Pumpkin 180 2,800 .5 oz 1 36 36-144
Radish 2,500 40,000 1 oz 0.5 1 12-24
Rutabaga 12,000 192,000 .25 oz 0.5 6 18-24
Salsify 1,500 24,000 1 oz 0.5 2 18-24
Spinach 2,800 44,800 1 oz 0.5 2 12-18
Squash, Summer 220 3,500 1 oz 1 16-24 36-48
Squash, Winter 250 4,000 .5 oz 1 24-36 36-120
Swiss Chard 1,500 24,000 1 oz 1 2 12-18
Tomato 11,000 176,000 50 plants 0.25 24-36 36-48
Turnip 15,000 240,000 .5 oz 0.25 2 18-24
Turnip Greens 15,000 240,000 1 oz 0.25 .5-1 Broadcast
Watermelon, small seed 500 8,000 .1 oz 1 48-96 72-96
Watermelon, large seed 250 4,000 .25 oz 1 48-96 72-96

*Popcorn and sweet corn counts vary widely. Seen counts vary between lots because seeds are generally sized and grouped accordingly. Each Olds’ popcorn and sweetcorn tag states the seed count for the lot packaged in that bag. 

Note: Direct seeding is not advised for eggplant, pepper or tomato.