How Much Do I Plant?

A large garden can feed a family with more to donate or share with friends.

This sizeable garden yields enough harvest for a large family and their friends and neighbors.

“How much do I plant?” That’s a common question. The perfect-sized garden yields all the tomatoes and other vegetables that you need and some extra to share with friends. Please use this guide of how much you can expect to harvest from a 10 foot row to help you determine exactly how much of your favorites to plant.

Vegetable

Approximate Yield Per 10-foot Row

    Beans (lima), bush, pole
    2 pounds (shelled), 2 pounds (shelled)
    Beans (snap), bush, pole
    3 pounds, 4 pounds
    Cantaloupe
    3 to 6 melons; more with bush type
    Corn
    10 to 20 ears
    Cucumbers
    15 cucumbers; more with bush types
    Eggplant
    10 to 20 eggplant
    Okra
    3 to 6 pounds
    Peas, Southern
    1 pound (shelled)
    Peppers
    6 pounds (40 peppers)
    Potatoes, Sweet
    7 pounds
    Pumpkin
    1 to 3 pumpkins
    Squash
    7 to 10 pounds; more with bush type
    Tomatoes
    8 to 20 pounds
    Watermelon
    1 to 2 melons; more with bush type

Cool Season

    Asparagus
    4 to 5 pounds
    Beets
    6 to 10 pounds
    Broccoli
    4 to 6 pounds
    Cabbage
    5 to 8 heads
    Carrots
    60 carrots
    Cauliflower
    6 heads
    Collards
    5 to 15 pounds
    Greens, Gourmet
    5 to 10 pounds
    Kale
    5 pounds
    Lettuce
    5 to 10 pounds
    Mustard
    4 to 10 pounds
    Onions
    8 to 10 pounds
    Peas, English
    3 to 4 pounds
    Potatoes, Irish
    15 pounds
    Radishes
    60 to 120 radishes
    Spinach
    5 to 10 pounds
    Swiss Chard
    5 to 8 pounds
    Turnips
    5 pounds greens, 150 roots