So here is the scenario. You are a group of six people. You all live on different properties in the same city. You all have some kind of growing space, but it varies. One might have a very large backyard open to using all of it, one may only get full sun on a 10 x 8 ft patch, one may only be able to grow in large pots. Point being, the total grow space is fractured and diverse. Each of the six people will grow two crops, and all six will be sharing all the harvests equally. The goal is to feed everyone exclusively from these gardens. Herbs are free, they don't count as a crop. You don't have to choose 12 crops, you have 12 total "slots" available, but could use up multiple slots for a single crop if desired. What would you grow?
So far I'm thinking:
1. Greens (Kales and Collards. I think all greens should count as one crop, except maybe turnips since you get a root also)
2. Winter Squash x 2
4. Flint corn x 2
7. Carrots (Can beets and turnips be included in this 1 "crop"?)
8. Cabbages x 2
9. Peppers (Bell and Hot)
My choices of using two slots for squash, corn, and cabbages is due to those crops needing a lot of space to get a lot of harvest. Real world scenario, you could probably take your double plot of corn and squash and get beans as a free crop by doing a three sisters sort of thing. But I'm trying to be conservative.
I'm growing in Detroit, Michigan, so if you want to give advice awesome, but if you just want to play the game for your area, I'd still love to hear what you'd choose.