I am firmly in the "How could you possibly have enough, let alone too much?" camp, when it comes to growing most vegetables. This is perhaps not the wisest way to decide how much to grow and why I have a 2nd freezer and a wall of canned tomatoes in my home.
For those of you starting your first vegetable gardens this year and for the wiser experienced vegetable gardeners out there who are trying to keep things under control, here are some guidelines for how much to plant in the vegetable garden, gleaned from my own experience, friends and the bean counters (literally) at cooperative extensions around the country. I say guidelines, because it all comes down to what you like to eat and how well it grows. If you have some suggestions of your own, they'd be most welcome. Use the 'comments' link below.
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