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how much should i expect to spend on 1/2 acre for seeds?


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#1 Greasy6020 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2016 - 01:12 PM

ok, another question!!

 

for my project, i am planning on planting a half acre garden... i will be planting carrots snap beans tomatoes corn beets cucumbers onions and kale. 

 

each will be on 3 rows each 200 feet long (600 feet long totla for each crop)

 

thanks!!


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 01:23 PM

I depends on the seeds that you buy. Around here seed packets range from 10 cents to $4.00. I've had good luck with the cheap ones but some of the more expensive one do taste better. If this is a new project you may want to work with cheaper seeds. There are many guidlines on planting put out by the seed companies. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 02:54 PM

Try the Stokes seed catalogue, they have both packet and bulk prices listed for most seeds, and give information/directions on how heavily to plant given things. I've had good luck with them.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 03:55 PM

Little OT but Swiss Chard seems to grow like a weed around here. We were picking from a raised bed until early November last year.  I was surprised how late it continued to produce. May grow a bit more and freeze some.


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Posted April 19, 2016 - 07:20 PM

Whatever you budget for seed add about 20%. My wife and I always find inpulse or bargains that should not be passed up.

Like the 6 grapes I found for $5.45 last week.


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Posted April 20, 2016 - 04:07 PM

Little OT but Swiss Chard seems to grow like a weed around here. We were picking from a raised bed until early November last year.  I was surprised how late it continued to produce. May grow a bit more and freeze some.

 If you did not till it under it will likely come back on its own. It is a bi-annual though, so it will likely go to seed on you this year once the weather turns hot, but it will re-seed itself and next year you will have first year plants again. If you have the space to leave last years in place and plant another patch, you can always have one patch with first year plants.

 

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Posted April 20, 2016 - 04:12 PM

ok, another question!!

 

for my project, i am planning on planting a half acre garden... i will be planting carrots snap beans tomatoes corn beets cucumbers onions and kale. 

 

each will be on 3 rows each 200 feet long (600 feet long totla for each crop)

 

thanks!!

 

Just a heads up. Corn is wind pollinated and most seed companies recommend planting at least 6 rows wide for best results. Also keep the corn on the north side  of the garden if you can,  so it doesn't throw shade on the rest.

 

Jim


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Posted April 21, 2016 - 04:07 PM

Spend a little more, get non-gmo organic seeds.  You can save seeds and replant the following years without buying much if any seeds for several years.  Saves alot in the long run.


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