WANTED: Advice: How many seeds per pack is fair, expected, ...
Advice: How many seeds per pack is fair, expected, or will actually be used/planted by a trade/SASE receiver?
I'm trying to pack up seeds using a method easier than counting out x number.
Plus, I don't know how many seeds should be put in a pack, to be a reasonable amount, yet not have a lot remain unused by someone.
I used radish seed as a test subject. one quarter of a TEAspoon, = 137 seeds. I don't think many people would plant that many, even in succession plantings.
I didn't have a 1/8th teaspoon measure, so I found a Lego baseball cap to use.
One Lego ball cap, will hold 32 radish seeds. Would that seem like a fair, and usable amount for people?
Or would two caps 64 radish seeds be better?
Kale seeds are smaller, so one Lego cap might be 40 of those, and even more of amaranth, which is an even smaller seed type.
Carrots are a small seed too, but carrots are used much more than other root crops. So would 30+ seeds of those be enough for a years planting?
Lettuce seeds are also small. How many would one expect?
I don't think most people would plant 40 kale seeds.
Maybe they'd save them for next year.
How many beet seeds would be fair or used per yr?
And also take into account thinning, or duds?
A "just give what you want, or have" answer won't be that helpful.
I have about 2 ounces of each kale, and radish seeds.
I want to pack them up, and am seeking opinions on what people think is a fair, reasonable, or expected "serving size" should be, so people can grow a reasonable amount, with out having many unused seeds left over.
I want to make the maximum number of packs, with reasonable potential, for people, for one season.
For Larger seeds (cucumber, melon, squash, sunflower pumpkin ect), I think 10 is a reasonable number, except for corn, which needs a group for decent pollination.
Do you agree?
Peas and beans, may need 20 seeds per pack, or more, to have a reasonable seed yield for eating.
Well, let me know how many seeds of the different sizes you'd expect in a trade.