How to plant a vegetable garden

How to plant a vegetable garden

How to plant a vegetable garden

Placement of seed for Seedling in the crop field for the production of certain crop is known as planting.

Types of vegetable planting 

There are three types of planting methods 

  1. Sowing 
  2. Dibbling and 
  3. Transplanting

1. Sowing

Sowing may be defined as the practice of placing of a specified quantity poppy seeds in the soil in optimum position in a large scale for raising crops there are two types of sowing 

  • Line sowing 
  • Broadcasting

Line sowing 

Line sowing may be defined as the practice of placing of a specified quantity of seeds in the field in the optimum position in a large scale for raising crops inner line 

Advantages of line sowing 
  • Planting depth can be maintained properly 
  • Planting density can be maintained properly 
  • Less amount of seed is to be required 
  • It is easy to perform different intercultural operation 
  • Skilled labour is not needed 
  • Labor cost is less
Disadvantage of line sowing 
  • It gives less amount of yield 
  • Natural resource is not used properly


Broadcasting may be defined as the practice of scattering spreading of seeds on the soil who is may or may not be Incorporated into the soil or similar other materials. 

This method is suitable for close planted crops this method is generally applied for small size of seeds broadcasting of seeds may be done by hand for mechanical spreader broadcasting of seeds is done in dry semi dry and wet field example of broadcasting are rice mustard Emirate radish. 

  • It is is comparatively easy method 
  • Skilled labour is not needed for sowing seeds 
  • Labor cost is less 
  • Less time can showing 
  • It is suitable for close printing crops
  • Planting depth can be maintained 
  • Planting density cannot be maintained 
  • Germination of all seeds do not occur in the same time 
  • Intercultural operation are hampered 
  • More seed is required 
  • Healed become reduce that is risk of crop failure

2. Dibbling 

Dibbling may be defined as the practice of placing a seed or seed materials or vegetative seeds in a hole or pit or pocket which are relatively large in size. Example Maize, cotton, potato, groundnut, soybean, sugarcane, sweet potato, onion, turmeric etc. 

Advantages of dibbling 

  • This method is suitable for wider spread planted 
  • Less seed is required than broadcasting 
  • It gives Rapid and uniform germination with good seed vigour 
  • Manure and fertilizers including pesticides and soil conditions may be e applied cement to Nestle simultaneously


  • It is more laborers 
  • Expensive 
  • Time consuming 

3. Transplanting

Transplanting may be defined as the process of transfer of actively growing vegetable seedlings from the seedbed to the main prepared plot after 46 week in the height of 15-20 cm with 4-6 leaves.


  • Planting depth can be maintained properly 
  • Plant not plant spacing can be maintained properly 
  • It gives more yield with hi Vega 
  • Less seed are required than broadcasting 
  • Maximum utilization of natural resource is possible 
  • It gives more uniform and more yield with precise quality


  • Labor cost is more 
  • It is more laborers 
  • Most time consuming 
  • Skilled labour are needed for transplanting 
  • There is a risk in failure of transplanting


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