Know The Numbers Of Seeds In A Packet…
When ordering seed and planning for your farming, knowing how many seeds are in a packet or sachet is quite helpful. The quantity of seeds or the weight of seeds are normally indicated on the package by most seed companies.
Frequently, the weight of the seed in the sachet is given first, followed by a bigger weight unit number (gram, kilogram etc). You can get a good idea of how many seeds are in a sachet by following the step by step guide here.
Because the size and weight of seeds from different plant types and variations varies, the number of seeds per package varies as well.
The quantity of seeds per packet of each type of seed is sometimes mentioned on the corporate website or in the catalog under ordering information or in the propagation/germination information.
With the cost of seeds rising, it’s more vital than ever to order enough seed and not waste it or plant more than you need.
Please note: Treat the numbers given as an approximation only. There are wide variations between different vegetable cultivars sometimes.
If you have been asking the following questions;
how many seeds in a packet?
how many watermelon seeds in 100 grams?
how many tomato seeds in 10 grams?
how many onion seeds in a gram?
how many cabbage seeds in a sachet?
Here’s how to estimate the number of seeds in a sachet for Cabbage, Tomato, Watermelon, Chilli, Beetroot etc.
From the image above, here’s how to calculate the total number of seeds in a 10g sachet of Cabbage seed. The average seeds per gram of cabbage is 300. When you buy a sachet with 10g, it means you have a total of 3,000 seeds in that 10g packet i.e 300 x 10 = 3,000.
For Tomato, an average seeds per gram is 265. When you purchase a sachet with 100g written on it, it means you have 265 x 100 = 26,500 seeds in that sachet.
For Watermelon, an average seeds per gram is 14. When you purchase a sachet with 20g written on it, it means you have 14 x 20 = 280 seeds in that sachet. Same goes for Chilli and Beetroot. All you need to do is multiply the seed per gram in the images by the weight of any packet you buy.
For Maize, an average seeds per gram is 10. When you have a sachet with 500g written on it, it means you have 10 x 500 = 5,000 seeds in that sachet. The image above shows how you can estimate the total number of seeds in Amaranth, Broccoli, Capsicum, Carrot, Cowpea, Eggplant, Lettuce, Okra, Spinach etc. To know the numbers of seeds in a packet, just follow this simple math.
See the quantity needed to plant for an hectare and productivity of some fruits and vegetables under good agronomic practices.
Other details that may be included on a packet of seed are; maturity days, when to plant, plant spacing, plant depth and height.
If you know any other method of calculating or estimating the total number of seeds in a pack, packet, sachet, tin etc – share it in the comment session.