I was looking over at Burpee for Turnip seeds and
1) under the growing info tab, it states "Sow thinly in rows
11/2-2’ apart". Is this a typo? Should this be 1-1/2" to
2) In the main page is states "1 Pkt. (600 Seeds)". 600 seeds!
Does this mean microseeds like carrot seeds? Yikes! What
a pain in the neck to plant!
On Friday, May 3, 2013 1:27:22 PM UTC-7, Todd wrote:
Some gardeners mix tiny seeds with another medium, like maybe sand, to make sowing easier.
Re:carrot seeds, I don't see them as particularly tiny, compared to some other seeds.
If you don't want to sow 600 seeds, just pick up a smaller packet at your neighbohood nursery.
It probably isn't a typo but I would make the rows closer if the soil was
good, say 8-12"
They will be fairly small seeds but that isn't such a problem. You don't
place them one-by-one. If you don't have the knack of sprinkling thinly out
of the packet then dilute with sand or fine sandy soil in a tin can, bend
the edge to make a spout. Tilt and tap gently, you ought to be able to
adjust the rate they come out quite accurately.
1.5 to 2 feet apart. yes, they can get
that big if you want to let them go for
greens or winter fodder for animals.
use a square shovel to put down a flat bottomed trench
at the right depth, put the seeds down in a row in the
center. use a wide rake to gently move the seeds to
cover the bottom of the trench (two swipes, one in each
direction is often enough for me). cover with dirt at
right depth. water in. thin as recommended.
method where no thinning is needed, use a very small
dab of Elmers glue on toilet paper or the cheapest
hand towels you can find. space them as recommended
on the package. sprinkle seeds so they stick to the
glue. let dry. bury these pieces of paper at the
right depth. water in. no thinning should be needed.
the glue dissolves and the paper also degrades. takes
a little time to do, but very efficient use of seeds
and doesn't require time later for thinning.
Okay, its the rows they are talking about. Now
How far apart should the seeds be from each other?
And, if you do have to thin, how far apart should the
resultant sprouts be from each other?
Question: if you do have to thin, can you eat what you
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