When I started trying to grow the majority of our food, I didn’t know how to find a chart that would let me know just how much food I needed to grow.
It was hard to figure out how many rows of green beans or peas I needed to plant in order to get a year’s supply. In the end, I gave it my best guess and started to plant.
At the end of that season, I added up all the jars or packages I had preserved. Over that winter I kept track of how many jars I had left.
By doing that, I was able to figure out (fairly closely) how many pounds of veggies I needed to harvest the following year. From there I could try to figure out how many plants or rows I would need.
That method did work, but I wish I had had this handy little chart at the time to make it much easier for me.
Maybe you can use this to figure out your family’s needs for a year? Even if we can only plant enough to eat fresh throughout the season, it is always worth it to plant a garden. Your garden may be big or small, set in a field or on your back patio in containers. Whatever size your garden is, I hope you can get some use from this chart.
Are you planting a garden this year? How small or how big? Leave a comment and let us know!