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Posted by on May. 4, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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How do you determine how much to plant to provide for your famliy during the growing season and then to preserve so you can have throughtout the winter?

Is there a resource online I can go to to see how much I would need of each fruit/vegetable?

thanks

tammy

by on May. 4, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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michiganmom116
by Garden Owner on May. 4, 2011 at 11:29 PM

I found this chart at http://www.xomba.com/how_much_plant_vegetable_garden:

Vegetable
Yield/100 ft
Approximate planting/person
Fresh
Canned/frozen
Asparagus
30 lb
10-15 plants
10-15 plants
Beans, snap—bush
120 lb
15-16 ft
15-20 ft
Beans, snap—pole
150 lb
5-6 ft
8-10 ft
Beans, Lima—bush
25 lb shelled
10-15 ft
15-20 ft
Beans, Lima—pole
50 lb shelled
5-6 ft
8-10 ft
Beet
150 lb
5-10 ft
10-20 ft
Broccoli
100 lb
3-5 plants
5-6 plants
Brussels Sprouts
75 lb
2-5 plants
5-8 plants
Cabbage
150 lb
3-4 plants
5-10 plants
Cabbage, Chinese
80 heads
3-10 ft
N/A
Carrot
100 lb
5-10 ft
10-15 ft
Cauliflower
100 lb
3-5 plants
8-12 plants
Chard, Swiss
75 lb
3-5 plants
8-12 plants
Collard (Kale)
100 lb
5-10 ft
5-10 ft
Corn, sweet
10 dozen
10-15 ft
30-50 ft
Cucumber
120 lb
1-2 hills
3-5 hills
Eggplant
100 lb
2-3 plants
2-3 plants
40 lb
N/A
1-5 ft
Kohlrabi
75 lb
3-5 ft
5-10 ft
Lettuce
50 lb
5-15 ft
N/A
Muskmelon/ Cantaloupe
100 fruits
3-5 hills
N/A
Mustard
100 lb
5-10 ft
10-15 ft
Okra
100 lb
4-6 ft
6-10 ft
Onion (bulb)
100 lb
3-5 ft
30-50 ft
Onion (seed)
100 lb
3-5 ft
30-50 ft
Parsley
30 lb
1-3 ft
1-3 ft
Pea, English
20 lb
15-20 ft
40-60 ft
Pea, Southern
40 lb
10-15 ft
20-50 ft
Pepper
60 lb
3-5 plants
3-5 plants
Potato, Irish
100 lb
50-100 ft
N/A
Potato, sweet
100 lb
5-10 plants
10-20 plants
Pumpkin
100 lb
1-2 hills
1-2 hills
Radish
100 bunches
3-5 ft
N/A
Spinach
3 bushels
5-10 ft
10-15 ft
Squash, summer
150 lb
2-3 hills
2-3 hills
Squash, winter
100 lb
1-3 hills
1-3 hills
Tomato
100 lb
3-5 plants
5-10 plants
Turnip, greens
50-100 lb
5-10 ft
N/A
Turnip, roots
50-100 lb
5-10 ft
5-10 ft
Watermelon
40 fruits
2-4 hills
N/A
michiganmom116
by Garden Owner on May. 4, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Okay, those "Fresh" and "Canned" labels need to move over a couple of columns....

meekone
by on May. 5, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Thank you Michiganmom116.

rglrtmmy
by on May. 6, 2011 at 11:45 AM

thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

AjCeCeMom
by Member on May. 22, 2011 at 5:43 PM
That's awesome thank you for that. I'm pretty sure we won't get close to that though! :)
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godsgirl26
by Member on May. 26, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Ahh thanks for this... :)

JJones02
by Member on Jun. 8, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Thank You, we are looking to get an acre soon and this will come in handy!

michiganmom116
by Garden Owner on Feb. 13, 2012 at 10:46 AM

BUMP!

mikesmom65270
by master gardener on Feb. 14, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Excellent chart!

Kelly913
by on Feb. 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM

So should the column headings be Vegetable, Yield per 100ft, Approx planting per person, Fresh, Frozen?  There are more headings than columns...

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