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 Post subject: Garden info
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:21 pm 
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It's been a while since I made a weird request but here we go:

I'm trying to get some working numbers of bean-yield. How many pounds of beans will, say, a 10 foot row produce?

I can find info for a lotta other food types, but with beans this seems to be privledged info.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden info
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:20 pm 
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If we're talking green beans, I'd let you come pick my bean row for half, then you could just double that at the end of the summer and you'd have your answer. Plus some beans. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Garden info
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Wouldn't that be dependant on the 1. type of beans, 2. type of plants, and 3. how many plants are in this row?? 4. Are they high yield plants??

Sorry, I really don't think there is any real answer to the way you asked this. Way too many unknowns, I think. In fact everything is an unknown. That is probably why you haven't been able to find any info.


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One can always use examples, to get working numbers...

10 lima bean plants will produce this many pounds of beans.....then you check to see how close to together lima bean plants are typically planted.

Now, the more important question.....

how many cups per pound? ](*,)


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I am sorry, I am not understanding as you are just being too vague. And example using green beans is not going to be the same as lima beans. The yields will be different as will everything else....including how many cups is going to make a pound.

Can I ask, what is it you are specifically trying to figure out??


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Iowanic wrote:
One can always use examples, to get working numbers...

10 lima bean plants will produce this many pounds of beans.....then you check to see how close to together lima bean plants are typically planted.

Now, the more important question.....

how many cups per pound? ](*,)


That would depend on the size, shape, and density of the bean in question.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden info
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One can always use examples, to get working numbers...

10 lima bean plants will produce this many pounds of beans.....then you check to see how close to together lima bean plants are typically planted.


I'd have to agree with Al, still to vague. Will the plants be irrigated or get by with rain. Will you use commerical fertilizer or just manure. Will you spray for insect control, or go natually and loose some plant growth to insect damage, which would reduce yeilds, and loose some beans to insect damage.

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 Post subject: Re: Garden info
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how much does it vary, then? 1 pound per 10 foot row when the conditions are poor? Or 10 pounds per ten foot row when conditions are good? How often, then, does one get good conditions?

With that, I can get working numbers.

AL; I'm working on the premise: how much arceage would a small community need if it intends to meet all it's living needs(Food, fuel, clothing).

To start on this, I had to have a idea how much people would eat and what. Beans are such useful food-stuff, I couldn't see not including a array of them in the diet.


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Iowanic wrote:
how much does it vary, then? 1 pound per 10 foot row when the conditions are poor? Or 10 pounds per ten foot row when conditions are good? How often, then, does one get good conditions?

With that, I can get working numbers.

AL; I'm working on the premise: how much arceage would a small community need if it intends to meet all it's living needs(Food, fuel, clothing).

To start on this, I had to have a idea how much people would eat and what. Beans are such useful food-stuff, I couldn't see not including a array of them in the diet.


Whoa, too many questions without information. Let's take this one step at a time.
Wasn't there a thread a while back about how much land is needed to sustain a family??


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 Post subject: Re: Garden info
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I believe it ended up whereever old threads go to sleep.

I've already PM'ed Johnnie about it. I wanted to see if I could work out the acreage for myself.

It's gotten a bit involved, as you can probably already tell!


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 Post subject: Re: Garden info
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Iowanic wrote:
I believe it ended up whereever old threads go to sleep.

I've already PM'ed Johnnie about it. I wanted to see if I could work the acreage for myself.

It's gotten rather involved, as you can probaly already tell!


For some reason I want to say that it was Sammy that posted it not Johnny.


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animallover wrote:
Iowanic wrote:
I believe it ended up whereever old threads go to sleep.

I've already PM'ed Johnnie about it. I wanted to see if I could work the acreage for myself.

It's gotten rather involved, as you can probaly already tell!


For some reason I want to say that it was Sammy that posted it not Johnny.

And I want to say it was 2 acres and some change but I am not positive.


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Well, Johnnie must have had a copy, because I got the info.

This is clearly going to be a project. I still have to figure livestock into things.


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 Post subject: Re: Garden info
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Here's the 'raw' figures Johnnie gave me....

9 acres......grain
1/2 acre...ext. garden
1/2 acre green house and earthship
1 and 1/3 acre.... orchard(mixed fruit/nut)
4 and 2/3 acre...woods
11 acres...pasture

this is for a family of 4 people, 2 dogs, a daddy cow and two mommy cows. I forgot if he included fowl; let me check.


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 Post subject: Re: Garden info
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No chickens, but add two horses.


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