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Lost the link - how much to plant for canning?

Posted by ajsmama (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 27, 11 at 16:03

I know last year I saw saw a link here to a website that was very helpful in figuring out how much to plant (or at least how many lbs/bushels, etc. were needed, may not have given plant yields) based on you family's consumption. I didn't bookmark it - does anybody have a link?

I think I started enough tomatoes, hope to have some to sell. I may not have enough peppers to sell (only started 1/2 dozen of each kind of hot pepper), I planned on just using them to make salsa for us, but I would also like to figure out how many pickling cukes to plant. Thanks

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RE: Lost the link - how much to plant for canning?

How Much to Plant

Plus there are several links in this discussion here.

RE: Lost the link - how much to plant for canning?

I used to use this link - what to plant for a family of 4 - from Hume Seeds. But to be perfectly honest, I've found that it doesn't really suit my families eating habits. Only 10-15 tomatoe plants? But a 60' row of beets? I've had more luck with tial and error and just guessing.

Here is a link that might be useful: What to plant for a family of 4

RE: Lost the link - how much to plant for canning?

Thanks - I've already figured out that if 4lbs of tomatoes is 8C, in order to have 2 pints of salsa and 2 quarts of pasta sauce for a year (rounded up), I need 300 lbs of tomatoes. I've seen different yield numbers for Pink Brandywines, and I haven't even looked at other varieties I have started. Brandywines seem to vary greatly in yield - is 10 lbs/plant reasonable? I also started Speckled Roman paste tomatoes, some early Glaciers (just for market/early fresh eating), Gardener's Delight cherry toms I(again fresh eating), Cherokee Purple and German Johnson (good slicing tomatoes but I used them for canning last year too - was using whatever I could lay my hands on!).

I just dropped off $125 check to the market master so I hope we have veggies and berries to sell this year!

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