Planting Depths for Vegetable Seeds

Plant vegetable seeds outdoors at these depths. Plant shallower in wet weather and deeper in dry weather. For more information, see .

Vegetable Depth in Inches
Arugula 1/4
Beans 1 to 2
Beets 1/2
Broccoli 1/2 to 1
Brussels sprouts 1/2 to 1
Cabbage 1/2 to 1
Carrot 1/2
Cauliflower 1/2 to 1
Celeriac 1/4
Chard 1/2
Collards 1/4
Corn 1 to 2
Cress 1/4
Cucumber 1
Dandelion 1/2
Eggplant 1/4 to 1/2
Endive 1/4 to 1/2
Escarole 1/4 to 1/2
Florence fennel 1/4
Garlic (bulbs) 1
Jerusalem artichoke (tubers) 4
Kale 1/2
Kohlrabi 1/2 to 1
Lettuce 1/4
Muskmelon 1/2
Mustard greens 1/2
Okra 1/4
Onion sets 1 to 2
Onion seeds 1/4 to 1/2
Parsnip 1/2
Peanuts 1 to 2
Peas 2
Peppers 1/4
Potatoes (eyes) 2 to 3
Pumpkin 1 to 2
Radicchio 1/4 to 1/2
Radish 1/2
Rutabaga 1/2
Sorrel 1/8
Spinach 1/2
Squash 1 to 2
Sunflower 1
Tomatillo 1/2
Tomatoes 1/2
Turnips 1/4 to 12
Watermelon 1/2