How do farmers get seeds?
Most seed farming is done through contracts with established seed companies, so contact a few to see if they have a need for a seed crop that your land is well-suited to produce. Many farmers take up seed growing as a side business, rather than as their sole source of income.
Do veg seeds expire?
It depends on the seed, on the packaging, and the conditions the packets are stored in....LIFESPAN OF PROPERLY-DRIED SEED:
|Type of vegetable||Rough estimate of seed life|
|Brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussels, turnips etc)||3 to 7 yrs|
|Carrots||up to 3 yrs|
|Courgettes & squashes||2 to 4 yrs|
|Cucumbers & melons||up to 10 yrs|
Why do seeds expire?
Humidity and temperature are critical factors in why seeds go bad. Seeds have one thing in common: They all deteriorate over time, but some do it more quickly than others.
Do you plant all the seeds in a packet?
Number of Seeds Per Hole When Planting Often, all seeds will sprout, but this is not a problem with these plants. You may leave them all to grow together. If all seedlings that sprout are not top quality, snip them off at the soil line instead of pulling, leaving the best seedling in place.
Can you plant too many seeds?
You should perform a germination test to what percent of the seeds sprout. If half of the ones you sow sprout. Then you plant multiple seeds into a hole. Generally if you plant multiple seeds into a hole, if both plants grow out you will have to cut, kill or transplant the secondary (usually weaker) plant.
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