Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Opalka tomato plants (red, paste variety): 16 plants
Powers Heirloom tomato plants (yellow, paste variety): 12 plants
German Pink tomato plants (large, light red/pink globe): 16 plants
Total: 44 tomato plants
Plus I seeded 8 more Opalkas (for sauce) just in case.
Which begs the question, how many tomatoes does one family of 6 need to supply a year's worth of tomato eating? And how much space does that take?
I've seen answers from 12 to 100 plants. Each has their own reasons. I think I've settled on somewhere between 20-40 plants, depending on how many will fit.
The rest will be given away.
So what do you think? How many tomatoes do you plant? How many do you think you need? How many is too many?