Screenshot 2015-03-07 23.16.27Want to know how much to plant per person in your family? Here are some basic guidelines we at Many Hands Farm have put together for ourselves and to share with you all! These are on the high side with enough to freeze/dry/can/store to get you through the year 🙂

 

Artichokes- 1-4 plants per person
Asparagus- 10-15 plants per person
Beans, Bush- 15-20 plants per person
Beans, Lima- 10-20 plants per person
Beans, Pole- 10-20 plants per person -2-4 poles of beans per person (each pole with the four strongest seedlings growing)
Beets- 40 plants per person
Blackberries- 100-200 lbs per family
Blueberries- 10-15 plants per family (plants can produce up to 20 lbs at full maturity per bush)
Broccoli- 5-10 plants per person
Brussels Sprouts- 2-8 plants per person
Cabbage- 3-10 plants per person
Carrots- about 100 seeds per person (1/4 oz would be plenty for a family of six)
Cauliflower- 3-5 plants per person
Celeriac- 1-5 plants per person
Celery- 3-8 plants per person
Corn- 12-40 plants per person
Cucumbers- 5-10 plants per person
Eggplant- 3-6 plants per family
Garlic- 20-25 per person
Honeyberries/ Haskap Berries- 10-15 plants per family (each bush can 7-12 lbs at full production)
Kale- 5’ row per person
Lettuce- 10-12 plants per person
Head Lettuce (5-7 plants) plant continuously
Leaf Lettuce (8-10 feet) plant continuously
Melons – 3-6 plants per person
Onions- 30-60 plants per person
Peas- 120 plants per person
Bell Peppers- 5-6 plants per person
Potatoes- 10-30 plants per person
Pumpkins- 1 plant per person
Rhubarb- 2-3 crowns per person
Seabuckthorn- 4 bushes per family (males don’t produce) produces 20-30 lbs at full maturity
Spinach-10-20 plants per person                                                                                                                                                           Strawberries- 60 -100 plants (at least 15 per person)
Summer Squash-2-4 plants per person
Winter Squash- 2 plants per person
Sweet Potatoes- approx 5 plants per person
Tomatoes large sized- 5-8 plants per person

 

Plus if you are wanting to get adventerous

1 Jersey Cow and calf

18 laying chickens

25-40 broiler meat birds

2 piglets

2 Beehives

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