How big should I make my veggie garden?
We have a very large family and people are always coming to visit. While at the moment there are only three of us at home, our sister lives closeby and often brings friends home to visit. We also have two married older brothers who often visit, plus tons of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and guests!
We assume that, although we are only there, that probably over the year we average about 4-5 people a meal. We'd like to grow enough to eat and freeze for the winter - to be as self-sustaining as possible. Space is not an issue. We probably eat salad once or twice a day (although the spinach leaves themselves and the herbs we can grow on the porch), along with vegetables at lunch and dinner; we have quite a bit of fruit every morning, and our mom is known for her huge, elaborate brunches with fruit.
I'd like to err on the side of caution. I'd rather have too many and have the rabbits eat some and give some away rather than have too few. I also plan to do companion gardening.
So, the big question - how many boxes?