how much should you plant in your garden to provide a year's worth of food?
I have always wondered if I would have enough space to plant enough vegetables that I eat for an entire year on what I harvested.  How much would that really be?  How many of us have paid attention to how much food we actually consume to be able to answer that question?  I certainly don’t.  

First we would need to figure that out.

Lucky for us, Brenda from The Well Fed Homestead took the time to research how much should you plant in your garden to provide a year’s worth of food and gave us a nice long list of commonly eaten veggies in her article.  Using her list, you can write down all the vegetables you would eat and then multiply by her recommended number of plants per person and voila!  You have how many you need.

Once you have figured out how much you probably eat and how many plants of each, you can use that information to determine exactly how much space you would need for your garden to grow a year’s worth of food for you and your family.  Simply research how much space each plant needs and add them all up.

I wonder how much space it turns out to be.  Unfortunately for me, I live in the city and I really doubt that I have enough space to grow a year’s worth of food.