I think I'm I screwed up in my garden planning.
I have a family of five and I'm building a large (400sqft) raised bed garden. I see all these wonderful pictures with row after row of pole beans and bush beans posted by other members. I really thought I needed to plant a lot of beans to have enough for the whole year. Humidity is extremely low here during the growing season and everything will be watered with drip irrigation.
I was planning on planting 500+ bush beans and 200+ pole beans in my garden. However today I happened on a thread where someone was asking how many to plant for a family of four. People where saying 30-50 bush beans or 12-20 pole beans for a family of four.
At this point I'm planning on cutting back to 250 Bush beans and 40 Pole beans. Is this still to many for an average adult family of five?
How many bean plants do you plant for your family?