After careful consideration of what I think my family and I could eat, along with the cost of the real estate (less yard = less play-space), this is the plan I created. This is based on the Square Foot Gardening method, with some minor modifications. Want to know how much you can get from each square? This will give you a general idea.
|Vegetables||# Plots||Plants/Plot||Total Plants||Yield (8/7/2010)|
|Beans – Pole||4||8||32||6 lb 3 oz|
|Cucumbers||4||2||8||7 lb 1 oz (17)|
|Dill, Dwarf||2||1||2||a lot!|
|Green Onion||NA||NA||32||11 bunches|
|Lettuce – Leaf||2||4||8||6 heads*|
|Peas – Snap||3||8||24||3 lb, 8 oz*|
|Pepper – Bell||4||1||4||1|
|Pepper – Jalepeno||2||1||2||1 3/4 oz (4)|
|Potato (young/new)||4||4||16||1 lb 10 oz|
|Summer Squash||9||1/9||1||4 lb 15 oz (13)|
|Tomato||2||1||2||3 lb 12 oz (4)|
|Tomato – Cherry||2||1||2||2 lb 2 oz|
|Tomato – Roma||4||1||4||7 lb 6 oz (34)|
|Zucchini||18||1/9||2||11 lb 6 oz (27)|
The radishes and green onions will not have their own dedicated space as I will be placing them in the empty nooks and crannies around some of the others. Broccoli will be placed in the corners of the 3×3 squash plots as it should be harvested before the squash gets too big.
The yield column is what has been harvested as of the date shown. I decided to use common grocery store units to make it easier to determine value ($). Once all of the vegetable is pulled, I will include an indicator (*) to signify the harvest for that type is complete.