rows would be 10 1/2 quarts to the acre, or say 1 1/4 peck. This was of the white boiling
pea of Europe, to wit their field pea, or split pea. sowing the same by hand, a quart
sowed only 310. yards which is 11.85 quarts per acre, say 3. gallons. the pro portions
are exactly as 31:35 or 32:36. or 8:9. so that the drill saves 1/8 of seed. in labor
it saves the whole hand sowing, and the covering with a plough.
we find a great advantage in preceding the drill by a
harrow. 2. horses will harrow 15. as. a day.