How much do I need to plant?

  1. kejmack
    Number of plants per person for a one year supply of food:

    Artichokes 3 plants per person
    Asparagus 10 plants per person
    Dried Beans 15-20 plants per person
    Lima Beans 10 plants per person
    snap/pole Beans 15-20 plants per person
    Broccoli 8-10 plants per person
    Brussel Sprouts 4-6 plants per person
    Cabbage 3-5 per person
    Carrots 40 plants per person
    Cauliflower 3 per person
    Celery 5 per person
    Sweet Corn 40 plants per person
    Cucumber 4 per person
    Eggplant 2 plants supply 3 people
    Kale 4 plants per person
    Lettuce 10 per person
    Melons 5 per person
    Onion 40 per person
    Peas 30 per person
    Peanuts 20 plants per person
    Peppers 6 per person
    Potato 30 plants per person
    Spinach 15 per person
    Winter Squash 2 plants per person
    Summer Squash 2 plants supplies 6 people
    Sweet Potato 5 plants per person
    Tomatoes 5-8 plants per person

    Strawberries 6 established plants per person
    Blackberries 3 established plants per person

    These numbers are for if you grow everything yourself and don't buy anything at the store such as you make your own ketchup, make your own peanut butter, dehydrate your own onion flakes, etc.

    Of course, you need adjust the list to what your family actually eats. This is only meant to be a guideline to get you started.

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