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STEP I:  Determining Kind and Amount of Tractor Garden Crops to Plant

 

GUIDE FIGURES

FOR YOUR TRACTOR GARDEN

 

VEGETABLES

Approx. Yield per 100 Feet of Row

Feet of Row Needed per Family of Five

Feet of Row Needed

Spacing Between Rows

Area Needed in Square Feet
(Feet of Row X Spacing)

Asparagus

40 lbs.

100

 

6 ft.

 

Bean, snap (bush)

1 to 2 bu.

250

 

3 ft.

 

Bean, snap (pole)

1 to 2 bu.

250

 

3 ft.

 

Bean, dry shell.

1/2 bushel

250

 

3 ft.

 

Bean, Lima

10 qts. shelled

100

 

3 ft.

 

Bean, edible soy

10 qts. shelled

100

 

3 ft.

 

Beets.

2 bushels

100

 

3 ft.

 

Broccoli

40 heads

50

 

3 ft.

 

Brussels Sprouts

30 lbs.

50

 

3 ft.

 

Cabbage, early

60 heads

50

 

3 ft.

 

Cabbage, late.

40 heads

100

 

3 ft.

 

Cabbage, Chinese

25 heads

50

 

3 ft.

 

Carrot

2 bushels

200

 

3 ft.

 

Cauliflower

40 heads

50

 

3 ft.

 

Celery

160 plants

50

 

3 ft.

 

Chard, Swiss

100 lbs.

25

 

3 ft.

 

Cucumber

2 to 3 bushels

100

 

6 ft.

 

Eggplant

100 fruit

25

 

3 ft.

 

Endive

100 plants

50

 

3 ft.

 

Horseradish

75 roots

25

 

3 ft.

 

Kale

100 lbs.

25

 

3 ft.

 

Kohlrabi

2 bushels

50

 

3 ft.

 

Lettuce, leaf

50 lbs.

100

 

3 ft.

 

Lettuce, head

50 heads

25

 

3 ft.

 

Muskmelon

75 fruit

100

 

6 ft.

 

Onion

2 bushels

200

 

3 ft.

 

Parsley

100 bunches

10

 

3 ft.

 

Parsnips

3 bushels

100

 

3 ft.

 

Peas

10 qts. shelled

500

 

3 ft.

 

Peppers

200 fruit

25

 

3 ft.

 

Potatoes

1 to 2 bushels

1000

 

3 ft.

 

Potatoes, sweet

1 bushel

200

 

3 ft.

 

Pumpkin

75 fruit

50

 

6 ft.

 

Radish

100 bunches

100

 

3 ft.

 

Rhubarb

100 lbs.

50

 

3 ft.

 

Rutabaga

2 bushels

100

 

3 ft.

 

Salsify

1 bushel

50

 

3 ft.

 

Spinach

55 to 100 lbs.

200

 

3 ft.

 

Spinach, New Zealand.

200 lbs.

25

 

3 ft.

 

Squash, winter

50 fruit

100

 

6 ft.

 

Squash, summer

150 fruit

50

 

3 ft.

 

Sweet Corn

150 ears

600

 

3 ft.

 

Tomatoes

5 bushels

200

 

3 ft.

 

Turnips

2 bushels

50

 

3 ft.

 

Watermelon

50 fruit

100

 

6 ft.

 

Total square feet of garden

 


[Source: Gardening Supplement to Owner Manual, date unknown, courtesy of Mark Waite & Joel Wicker]

 

 

 

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