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How much to plant for family?

Posted by caavonldy 8/9 N CA (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 15, 08 at 18:35

Is there a chart somewhere that will tell me how much to plant of the various vegetables/fruit for a family of 5? I have decided to start canning/freezing/dehydrating as much as possible for year-round storage. With the cost of food so high, I need to start planning for the future. We have 5 acres in the Sacramento Valley. The soil is sandy loam and we have good weather year-round. I would really appreciate your help.


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RE: How much to plant for family?

Gee, without knowing the tastes of your family, their ages (teenagers are eating machines, toddlers aren't) nor the vegetables/fruits you hope to plant, it's kind of hard to make an educated guess.
Does your county have an agricultural extension service? If so, they are very helpful, and could at least give you a rough idea of how much of what. If there is a community college or university nearby that has an agricultural department, that might be a source of information. An alternative is to find a comparable family with a garden, and ask what they do. Wish I could be of more help.


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RE: How much to plant for family?

We've a state library that has old books published by the government during an earlier depression that told how to do this sort of thing. I guessing you would look for US government publications dated 1930-39 or so. I don't recall the names. They are quite the mixture of useful and useless stuff.


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