Ever wonder how much produce your plot will produce when you plant seeds or seedlings? Diane Brooks from Delridge Giving Gardens sent us the results from their garden last year.
Here’s some numbers from Delridge P-Patch Giving Garden that might help new gardens understand what they can expect from their plantings.
The list is the plant, start or seed quantity = pounds harvested. For example, for 16 tomato plants, they harvested 58 pounds of fruit
|Plant||# of plants or seeds quantity||Pounds harvested|
|tomato||16 plants||= 58 pounds|
|hot pepper||16 plants||= 6 1/2 pounds|
|beets||60 plants||= 8 pounds|
|zukes||3 plants||95 pounds|
|Patty Pan squash||1 plant||8 pounds|
|Kabocha squash||1 plant||2 1/2 pounds (1 squash only)|
|cilantro||150 plants||30 pounds (harvested w/roots)|
|bunching onion||1 seed pack||11 pounds|
|Komatsuna Japanese Spinach Mustard||174 plants||41 pounds (club root infestation)|
|Scarlet Runner beans||1 seed pack||60 pounds|
|basil||27 plants||10 1/2 pounds (seems high!??) – they grew fast after each cutting|
|Giant Snow peas||1 pound seeds||42 pounds (partial crop failure after germination)|
Thanks Diane for this information. It should help us plan what we plant this year in our own giving gardens!