Gilbert Fritz wrote:I am trying to figure out how many square feet of our community farm should be planted with each vegetable based on the number of people eating out of the garden. How to Grow More Vegetables has lots of very handy charts, which explain how many square feet to plant for so many pound os vegetables per person. And I intend to plant densely, as they recommend.
However, I will be using sheet mulch instead of double dug beds. Should I half the "beginner" expected yield, or, in other words, plant twice the square feet they recommend? Or could I get roughly a beginning biointensive yield out of sheet mulch beds?
S Bengi wrote:If you add 24inch of compost on top of the cardboard you effectively have 'bio-intensive' soil. I would up the carbon content with some biochar/twigs and some foliar spray/water kefir.
As for the yield, overseed and harvest micro-greens. To make your numbers look good, do mostly vegetables and add carbon+soil life/foliar spray to up your harvest.