Time of Sowing, Spacing and Seed rate of Carrot

Time of Sowing, Spacing and Seed rate of Carrot:-

  • Time of sowing:- August-September is best time for sowing local (desi) varieties of carrots whereas October-November month is ideal for European varieties.
  • Seed Rate:- For sowing of one acre land seed rate of 4-5 kg is sufficient.
  • Spacing:- Use row to row spacing of 45 cm and plant to plant spacing of 7.5 cm.
  • Sowing Depth:- For good growth, sown seeds at depth of 1.5 cm.

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Sowing time, Planting and Seed Rate of Garlic

  • Cloves are sown in September-November in central India.
  • The selection of cloves is important for garlic planting.
  • Individual cloves from seed garlic bulbs should be separated but not long before planting.
  • Twist off the outer skins and take the cloves apart without breaking the basal plate of the cloves, as that makes them unusable for planting.
  • With hardneck garlic, the remainder of the stem acts as a handy lever for separating the cloves.
  • Big cloves (>1.5g) should be selected for planting. Small, diseased and damaged cloves should be rejected.
  • The seed rate for garlic is 160-200 kg/acre.
  • Selected cloves should be planted vertically 2 cm below the soil surface with the plant to plant spacing of 10 cm and row to row spacing of 15 cm.

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Seed rate of onion crop

  • 3-4 kg seed is sufficient for raising seedlings for one acre, accommodating 40-44 beds of 3m X 0.6m size each.
  • For broadcasting directly in the field or sowing in the rows, 6-8 kg seeds are enough for an acre.
  • For multiplier onions, 4-5 quintal bulblets are required for planting one acre.

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Sowing method and seed rate of Bottle gourd

  • Soak seeds in water for 24-48 hrs to facilitate germination.
  • About 1 to1.5 kg seed is enough for an acre.
  • Four to five seeds are sown per pit.
  • Remove unhealthy plants after two weeks and retain three plants per lit.
  • 300-500 gm/acre seed for hybrid and private sector varieties. seed rate varies on variety to variety and sowing spacing.

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Seed rate for Cauliflower

  • For hybrid varieties:- 175-200 gm/acre of seeds is required.
  • For improved varieties:- 400-500 gm/ acre of seed is required.

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Seed rate for Cabbage

  • For hybrid varieties:- 175-200 gm/acre of seeds is required.
  • For improved varieties:- 400-500 gm/acre of seed is required.

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Sowing and seed rate in muskmelon

  • Dubbing method and transplantation method is used for sowing melon.
  • Sow the melon seeds on a 3-4 meter wide bed.
  • Sow two seeds together and keep a distance of 60 cm between beds.
  • Insert the seed at depth of about 1.5 cm.
  • For sowing in one acre land 300- 400 gm seeds are required.

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Seed rate of makkhan grass

  • Solo sowing – 5 to 6 kg per Acre
  • Combination with Berseem – 2 to 3 Kg per Acre

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Seed rate of cowpea

  • Seed rate required for vary for various types of cowpea
  • Bushy vegetable types 10-12 kg/acre.
  • Semi trailing vegetable types 10-12 kg/acre.
  • Trailing vegetable types 2-2.5 kg/acre.
  • Dual purpose (For grain and vegetables)
  • Broadcasting sowing method 30-35 kg/acre.
  • Dibbling sowing method 20-30 kg/acre.

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Seed rate of coriander

  • 18-20 kg/acre seeds are used for leafy crop.
  • 10-12 kg/acre seeds are used for crop production.

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