How much should I grow?

How much should I grow in my tiny little garden?

 

When I was growing up my parents had a little vegetable patch.

There were years that they seeded an entire packet of carrots. There are hundreds of seeds in a packet of carrot seeds and these produced too many carrots. Such a glut of one vegetable can turn you off them pretty quick.

 

My friends were drowning in courgettes and giving them to anyone who would take them in the summer of 2014 because they just produced such a high crop.

 

Having to eat things because you have too much of one thing will not make your gardening experience very fun.

 

You can freeze things, make jam, or sauce if you grow too much and the guide below may help you.

*you can plant them several times a year, about 3 weeks apart so you have crops all year around

I have experimented with many different types of other things in the garden like:

Corn, brocolli, cauliflower, leeks, silverbeet (swiss chard), Eggplant, and onions

 

It is fun to try your hand at herbs. I also have the following herbs:

Mint

Rosemary

Thyme

Sage

Chamomile

Basil

Origano

Parsley

Cellery

 

I also have the following fruit plants:

 

4 strawberry plants,

raspberry

gojiberry

Loganberry

red currant

white currant

blackcurrant

blackberry

blueberry

kiwi

3 patio sized apple trees

2 patio sized pear trees

1 full sized plum tree

1 patio plum tree

1 patio apricot tree

2 patio cherry trees

1 patio nectarine tree

 

For the Bees and Butterflies I also plant a lot of flowers to help with pollination.