Those are many by our standard. The yard is small, hence the little vegetable garden. After years of gardening, I tend to become less calculative. I used to be so exact, meaning I wont germinate more than needed.
Germinating from fresh seeds is so reliable, that we can always guarantee the percentage of success. Leftover seeds pose a little bit of problem. Not all will germinate, and some become so thin. Some died before transplanting. It seems that seeds age over time. But the most wonderful part of seeds survival is shown by spinach, they survive within the wetness of the soil, and they just need that little signal to sprout after staying dormant for a couple of years. Once the bed is cleared, they react!!
To be on the safe side, I germinate more than needed. It does give a picture of me being a little bit ambitious, but the truth is I am trying to be reasonable, calculative and choosy!.. I can choose the best.......