By being creative with plant placements and repurposing household items (like a vintage clawfoot bathtub!) into unconventional planters, you can maximize a small space and produce more food than you thought was possible.
Be honest and realistic about what your typical meals look like, and how much time you actually have to use or cook what you grow.
Keep the ages and lifestyles of each member in mind as you plan your garden, and adjust the number of plantings to suit everyone’s needs and likes.
If you plan to preserve any of your fruits and vegetables, you’ll probably want to grow more than what is suggested.
Some plants are more prolific in warmer climates than they are in cooler climates, or they may have a shorter life cycle dictated by summer heat or fall frost.