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How many strawberries should I plant for a family of 4?

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Asked By: Choukri Meiners | Last Updated: 14th April, 2020
Planting for a Family of Four

To grow enough berries — 20 pounds — to feed a typical family of four, the Louisiana State University Extension office recommends planting a 15-foot row of strawberries. With June-bearing plants grown in a matted-row system and spaced 18 inches apart, you will need 10 plants.





Simply so, how many plants does a family of 4 need?

In general, multiply the number of plants per person by 3 or 4 for a family-sized planting, except for vine crops like cucumbers or squash.



By: Garden Gate staff.

Crop Per person For a family of 4
Spinach (Thin to 6 plants/ft. of row) 30-60 plants 180 plants
Squash (1 plant/6 ft. of row) 1-2 plants 3 plants

One may also ask, how far apart should strawberries be planted? 8 to 12 inches

Keeping this in consideration, how many strawberries do you get from one plant?

Average yield per plant is 150-400 grams. After an average period of two year harvesting from the same strawberry plant, the size of the strawberry will decrease and also with that the yield in grams.

What is best to grow strawberries in?

While they are able to be grown in most soil conditions, strawberries prefer a sandy loam that is deep and contains very high amounts of organic matter. Extra compost, peat moss, and some sand or grit can be added to your selected site to create the best environment for growing strawberries.

How many potato plants Do I need to feed a family of 4?

To feed a family of four, start off by planting 40 potato plants. This will provide you with a potato based meal 2 to 3 times a week. The 40 plants will provide up to 6 months worth of meals. If you find 40 plants provides you with too many potatoes you can plant less next year.

How big of a garden do I need to feed a family of 4?

Generally speaking, 200 square feet of garden space per person in your family will allow for a harvest that feeds everyone year-round. So, for an average family of four, plan for an 800 square-foot garden—a plot that is 20 feet by 40 feet in size should do the trick.

How many tomato plants do I need for a family of 4?

Though the fruit are small, plant one to four plants per person. This equals to four to 16 plants for a family of four. Slicing tomatoes are used fresh and should be grown in the same numbers as cherry tomato plants.

How many potatoes do you get from one plant?

If all conditions are ideal, you may harvest about five to 10 potatoes per plant for your gardening efforts. Yields are based on both the care your give your plants during the growing season and the variety of potatoes you choose to grow.

How many pole beans should I plant for a family of 4?

Use the chart below as general guidelines of how much to plant, for a family of four, for the most commonly grown vegetables.



How Much to Plant (For a Family of Four)
Asparagus 40 Plants Perennial
Beans, Bush 15′ Succession Plant
Beans, Pole 3 Poles Single Planting

How much do I need to plant to feed my family?

How Much to Plant in a Vegetable Garden to Feed a Family
Crop Number of Plants to Grow
Artichoke 1 to 2 per person
Arugula 5 per person
Asparagus 5 to 10 per person
Bean (bush) 5 to 10 per person

Why don’t people grow their own food?

If you mean why people in rich countries generally don’t grow their own food, it’s mostly for efficiency reasons. It takes time, effort, tools and good land to grow a decent crop, and it’s more efficient that specialists do this and sell their produce to the rest of us than that we all do a crappy amateur work at home.

Can you eat first year strawberries?

You won’t be idle until your first harvest. You must not let the new plants set berries in their first year. They will try to fruit, but you must pick off the blossoms as they appear. This way, instead of fruiting, the mother plants will produce vigorous daughters that will yield well the following year.

Should I cut leaves off strawberry plants?

When pruning your strawberry plants, only remove brown or diseased leaves before February to preserve the healthy leaves needed to produce strawberries. If your plants are summer bearing, mow the leaves above the crowns about 1 week after your last harvest. Trim any runners to prevent nutrients going to clone plants.

Do strawberries spread?

Strawberries can spread aggressively by producing runners, which are long shoots produced by the mother plant with clusters of leaves at the top. The runners will root when they touch the ground forming daughter plants.

Do you need 2 strawberry plants?

Choose Between Two Growing Methods

Everbearing strawberries produce a good-sized crop in spring, but then they continue to produce berries regularly up until frost. In most climates, gardeners can plant strawberries as perennials. In this method, strawberry plants are planted about 1-1/2‘ apart, in rows about 4’ apart.

How many years will a strawberry plant produce?

Strawberry plants can produce fruit for five or six years. However, after the first two years the yields will be reduced dramatically and a build-up of pests and diseases can occur. Strawberry beds are usually kept for two or three years before they’re cleared and planted on new ground.

Should I pinch off strawberry flowers?

The solution is to pinch off or cut off all flowers from every new strawberry plant for the first growing season, allowing the strawberry plants to root and grow without distraction. Simply check the plants once a week and remove any flowers you find.

How many times a day do you water strawberries?

Place the drip tube or hose at least two inches away from the strawberry plant. During the non-peak growing season, you should be able to water twice a week to keep the soil moist. It is best to water earlier in the day rather than in the evening so the plants are not sitting in water too long.

How many times do strawberry plants bloom?

Strawberry plants come in three types: June-bearing varieties bear all at once usually over a period of three weeks. Day-length sensitive, these varieties produce buds in the autumn, flowers, and fruits the following June, and runners during the long days of summer.

Where is the best place to plant strawberries?

Planting Strawberries and Keeping them Happy. Strawberries can be placed in the ground in early spring as soon as the soil is workable. Choose a site with loamy, well draining soil. A pH between 6 and 7 is ideal.

Do Strawberries grow best in sun or shade?

Strawberry plants don’t do well in full shade, but so long as they receive at least six hours of direct sunlight per day they will grow in areas of partial shade.

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