Guys and gals, I need some HELP!
I have always been a hobby gardener.. Just grew what struck my fancy, and what fit into the space that I wanted to claim for gardening.
With prices rising, and income so uncertain, I started looking for things that are in my pantry.
Hmm, tomatoes, corn, beans, peas, sugar, flour, corn meal, spinach, you get the idea.
Well, I made up a database wish list, and got busy ordering. As the seeds arrived, I moved them to a seed on hand data base.
I have been happily entering growing seasons, and needs etc.
But, wait... something is missing...
I have enough seeds to plant 100 acres! But, I can't tend to 100 acres.
and I don't want to grow a bumper crop of one item...
I also don't want to pick beans all season and freeze them, trying to collect enough for a meal.
I know there are alot of variables, I planted 12 tomatoes last summer, and guess what 6 produced one fruit each (heirlloms no less!) and the other 6 (op) went bananas but with only 6 plants, there were none to store for winter.
I want to grow wheat, corn, squash, etc... but how many plants?
To grow enough beans or peas to make a pound takes how many plants?
At least, some minimums and maximums here... I know there are variables, and minimum is zero... killed it... ha ha
I just need some guidelines, that give me: Quantity grown: equals this yield on average, or on maximum...
Does anyone know?