Pattern of Sowing Seeds

Pattern of Sowing Seeds

Sowing seeds is an art. Proper germination is the result of proper sowing. Select some seeds. Selected seeds must be well dried, matured, disease free, weed free. Avoid selecting unmatured seeds, damaged seeds.

The depth of sowing seeds is directly related to the size of seeds. All the tiny seeds (leafy vegetables) should be sown at a depth of 0.5 inches. All the fruit vegetables should be sown at a depth of 1 inch and creepers should be sown at a depth of 1-1.5 inch.


  • For Leafy Vegetables (Amaranthus, Palak, Lettuce, Celery, Methi)

Make half-inch deep holes with a 1inch gap between holes with the help of finger. Make as many holes as you can do in your container

Add 6 - 10 seeds in each hole.


  • For Fruit Vegetables (Tomato, Chilli, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Capsicum)

Make 1 inch deep holes with a 5-inch gap between 2 or 3 holes with the help of finger.

Add 1 seed in each hole.


  • For Root Vegetables (Carrot, Radish, Turnip, Beetroot)

Make 10-15 holes of 1-inch depth with a gap of 2 to 3 inches between holes.

Sow 2 seed in each hole.


  • For Gourds/Creepers (Ridge Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Bottle Gourd, Sponge Gourd, Snake Gourd)

Make 2 holes of 1.5-inch depth.

Sow 1-2 seed in each hole.

After sowing level the potting mix and apply water using rose can gently.