As soon as the soil can be worked, plant thinly, 1/2" deep, in rows 12" apart. Allow 2 weeks for germination. Thin to 4 inches apart. An earlier crop can be obtained by starting 3-5 seeds in a peat pot in early May and transplanting them outside in early June. A packet contains 25 seeds unless otherwise stated. One oz. contains from 150 to 300 seeds depending on size.