How Much You Need To Plant To Feed Your Family
How much do you need to plant to feed your family? How many seeds/plants do you need to plant if you want to feed your family fresh produce during the growing season, and then can enough to last the rest of the year.
The chart below gives you a good idea of how much of each plant/seed you will need per person, based on picking and eating them fresh. If you plan on Canning or freezing your Veggies to get through the Winter months, you will need to plant more. I would suggest you multiply the amount list by 4 if you plan to also can.
Seeds or plants per 100-ft. row is the recommended amount or number to use for proper spacing and growth. Estimated yield per 100-ft. row is based on optimum growth, so it could be different from Family to Family.
IF YOU WANT OPTIMUM YIELDS, YOU WILL WANT TO:
1) Start Off with good Heirloom Seeds
2) Use a good Compost/Soil mixture
3) Maintain Fertility
4) Provide enough water
4) Use Mulch
5) Control Pests (weeds, insects, and diseases)
If you are interested in great seeds that I have personally used over the years here are some links for you to look at.
* 135 Variety Organic Heirloom Survival Seed Bank – Emergency Seed Vault – Non GMO – Non Hybrid – ALL IN ONE: Vegetables – Fruits – Culinary Herbs – Medicinal Herbs – Sprouting Seeds ~ 135 VARIETIES – PLUS: Nine Rare Heirloom Tomato Varieties FREE!