Thursday, July 23, 2009

how much land do you require to feed a family of 3?

10 square metres which was the size of the demonstration vegetable garden at Heronswood, growing enough vegetables to feed a family of 3. The shop sold a seed pack, for I think about $45, containing all the seeds you need.

This assumes
– firstly, companion planting.
– secondly, succession planting.
– thirdly, rotation planting.

$45, a bit of back garden, exercise and peace outdoors. Makes you think doesn’t it.

Posted by steve at 02:46 PM


  1. i think one of the things i am most anticipating from this, my first year of vegetable gardening, is the collecting of seeds to plant for next year’s crop. the growth of so much from such a small package is such a wonderful mystery.

    Comment by david — July 23, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

  2. confession time here David – i LOVE the seed catalogues, the incredible variety, choosing new seeds each year. shame on me I know, but the creative experimenter in me just loves that part of gardening


    Comment by steve — July 23, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

  3. I also found this quite intriguing.

    Comment by Ingrid — July 23, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

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