Popular Food Crops and Their Yield

Harrowsmith's food garden planning chart for tomatoes, potatoes, beans and 10 other crops

Whether you are a new or seasoned food grower, the question of how many seeds to grow or transplants to start is always a factor in the early planning process.

3 questions to ask yourself before you plant:

What do I like to eat? Grow what you love best. Plant unusual varieties that you can’t easily find at the grocery store or local farmers markets.

Who will care for my garden when I go on holidays? Have a plan for regular watering when you’re away from home on hot sunny days.

How much space do I have? Though the seeds are tiny, remember that one tomato plant can get to be the size of a large adult, a pepper plant can grow as big as a small bush, and one pumpkin plant can take up as much room as half of a parking space.

Our guide to popular food crops and their yield will help you plan

The Harrowsmith Team
The Harrowsmith Team

Harrowsmith is the farm-to-condo go-to for living sustainably and simply. Our mission is to offer a down-to-earth Canadian perspective on topics of gardening, home and design, travel and culture, food, health, wellness and the environment.

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Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2023

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