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Self Sufficient Gardening

What, when, and how much to plant for a family of four with a 6-month growing season

Not all seeds germinate, and you'll thin out the weaker plants

Weights of some seeds
It might seem silly to count seeds,out for our purposes here, it makes more sense than weighing them. The reason is simple. There are about 72,000 celery seeds in one ounce. 23,000 carrots. Onion, 9,500. Cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, 9,000. Beets, 1,600; beans, 100-225, sweet corn, 120-180. So although it might seem silly to talk about planting 32 cabbage seeds, it's actually more helpful than talking about 0.007 ounces or 1/48th of a teaspoon.
Six weeks before the last frost, plant:
Vegetable
Seeds
Cabbage
32
Broccoli
16
Brussels sprouts
8
Cauliflower
8
Head lettuce
96
Leaf lettuce
56
Celery
96
Parsley
16