33 thoughts on “Growing Enough Food to Feed a Family – How Much Do You Need to Plant?

    Boris Kolarov

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    That's a great video! I think it's possible to grow food for two people on under 1000 square meters. What would you say? Considering the use of permaculture and biointensive gardening. There is a good example of the "urban homestead" and others that grow everything for a family of 4 and even in surplus for selling on around 1300 square meters. That's thanks to putting all seeds, veg, fruits very close to each other and using the square foot/ square inch gardening methods.

    Anonymous 1

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    MONEY$$$$$ to grow good crops it takes alot of it..

    mrcynthiag

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Problem is what do you do with all the stuff you cannot eat during a harvest? That means MORE time canning, or selling? Doesn't make sense.

    Virginia Lacar

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Thanks for the nice information about planting different kinds of vegetables that will be sustainable to our needed…

    Sinaya Benjamin

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    ❤️

    Ronald Bequeath

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Where can i get the garden planner, thankyou.

    AbiYah Yasharal

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Thank you, one of the most useful videos on here!

    Keep the Faith

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Gardening and feeding our family is a pretty big task.I see why "Family Gardens" were common.No one wants to work and let another get 100% benefits!
    *🌽Corn~
    It Takes.. 6-7 ears to make a1qt jar. A dozen ears will make 1-1/2 qt..
    A bushel weights about 35#-thats 60 ears..processes to 14-17 pints or 7-8qts..
    *🌱Greenbeans ~
    It takes about 4# to fill 1 qt jar.
    You can harvest nesrly30-50# of GB per 10ft row,in a season.(?)
    38-30# per bushel will yield 30-40 pints..
    **We harvested about 9 bushel from 9-24ft rows.
    🌿Carrots ~..30 plants could yield 7-10#
    It takes 17.5:# for 7qts .
    50# a bushel=30-40 pints
    🍀Beets~ 52#a bushel=
    30 plants yield about 7-10#
    It takes 2-3.5 # for 1 qt..
    🌿Lima -shell beans~
    40# a bushel…3-5# per 1 qt..
    *In pod…you could expect 30-50 pounds in a complete season for a 24 ft row…
    🌳Cabbages–
    3# head =1qt canned
    🍃Collards~
    5-7 plants is about 4#=1 qt canned.
    🌵Cucumbers~
    48-50#-is a bushel..=24 qt processed..
    Each plant can produce 10–+6oz fruit.. or 2-3# per plant…
    🌴Okra~
    26-30# per tall bushel.. 17 qt or 34 pt frozen..
    5-10# per 10 ft row
    🌲Field peas~
    25# in pod..a bushel..==13 # shelled
    It takes about 3.5-4# per qt
    🍠Potatoes ~
    60# per bushel= 20 qt jars ..
    Each plant can produce 3-6# of produce..
    🍆Summer squash
    Is 40-44# a bushel. 40 pts frozen..2-4# needed to can 1 qt jar.
    🍋Winter squash
    3#-= 2 pt frozen..2.5-3# for 1 qt
    🍅Tomatoes
    Bushel is 53#..it tKes 2.5-3.5 for 1 qt…. each plant can produce 3-7# of fruit or more..

    1RICHTL

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    where do you get a garden planner

    Roberta Forastieri

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    thank you o much for this video .

    Sam Lyons

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Fantastic logical info…….let us not forget growing up the sides of our homes and walls

    Maffja

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    oh how i wish there were metric conversions on this video..

    Tired mum

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Yikes. Never be able to get that much land in uk

    Sean Callaway

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    or we can starve like feudalism

    andrademeza

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    wth? 4k square feet for 1 person? i grow in 500 square feet for 2 people, produce enough for 8 months. i came here to find out how to squeeze another 4 months out of it but i guess this video is outdated as hell

    antje tautkus

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    great video…thnX;)

    Nikola Tesla

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    I go through 10 pounds of carrots a week for juice

    mangerlentement

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Can we configure the software to use the metric system? Is it available in other languages?

    EveryVideoShow

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    How can u grow 365 ? what about winter ?

    Hitarth Patel

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Great Video and thanks for sharing. Which software that you are using?

    June D

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    I don't care for a subscription planner, I would just like to buy one strait out. Any suggestions as to where I could find one to purchase? At a reasonable price, of course.

    Farmer Nate

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    You should focus on growing "expensive" fruits and veggies. For example, no point in growing bananas since they cost 40 cents a pound.

    Ian Ribeiro

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    1500 sq. meter for two people? That is ludacris! HAHHAHAH Try being a bit more intensive, maybe?

    Judith Lewis

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    I think the amounts needed are a little excessive but the overall info was very good.

    Lindsey Jackson

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    I guess I'm going to die then… Because I don't have the land or time to do this, which sucks cuz the government is trying to kill b us by putting chemicals in our food. Fuck!

    Aly Hodge

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Very good information than you

    Bo Simpson

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    What is the name of that garden planning program? And, is it still available? Great video! 🙂

    Hannah Su Taylor

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Thank you!

    Rebeca Fiallo

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Great help!  We live in the Caribbean where we can grow food all year around… I'm going to beging right now!

    Gypsy Wanderer

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Is that is the KGI garden planner? it looks like the same one The Old Farmers Almanac uses as well.

    UnitedNewThinkers

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Great video… Thanks for the knowledge.

    QTP Films

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    Awesome!!!

    kaisenji

    (October 30, 2018 - 5:55 am)

    It is just hubby and I (no kids not ever alas) but we will have many animals, both pets but mostly livestock. I still have not figured out how everyone can graze from the kitchen garden but also a pasture and standard crops for animal's winter supplies.

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