Vegetables to Plant Per Person Cheat Sheet

One of the hardest things to determine when you are planning your garden is how many of each type of vegetable to plant. We have come up with a gardening cheat sheet for you that lists how many of each vegetable you should plant per person.

For example, broccoli is 1 per person so if you have a family of four you will most likely need to plant 4 broccoli plants. These numbers are just averages so you might want to plant more if you are planning on canning tomatoes, making pickles from cucumbers, making basil pesto or you just really love a certain vegetable!

These numbers do not take into account succession plantings, so if you want enough carrots to feed your family throughout the year you should plant the indicated number whenever you do a planting.

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Common Vegetables
Plant Type Per Person
Bean - Bush 20 per person
Bean - Pole 20 per person
Beet 10 per person
Broccoli 3 per person
Cabbage 3 per person
Carrot 15 per person
Cauliflower 3 per person
Corn 6 per person
Cucumber 2 per person
Eggplant 2 per person
Garlic 5 per person
Lettuce 4 per person
Melon 2 per person
Onion 15 per person
Parsnip 5 per person
Peas 20 per person
Pepper - Hot 2 per person
Pepper - Sweet 4 per person
Potato 15 per person
Pumpkin 1 per person
Radish 7 per person
Savoy 2 per person
Spinach 4 per person
Squash - Summer 1 per person
Squash - Winter 1 per person
Strawberry 3 per person
Tomato 4 per person
Turnip 4 per person
Common Herbs
Plant Type Per Person
Basil 2 per person
Chicory 2 per person
Chive 4 per person
Cilantro 3 per person
Dill 3 per person
Fennel 4 per person
Garland Chrysanthemum 0 per person
Mint 2 per person
Mustard 4 per person
Oregano 1 per person
Parsley 1 per person
Rosemary 1 per person
Sage 1 per person
Savory 2 per person
Sorrel 3 per person
Tarragon 2 per person
Thyme 2 per person
Uncommon Vegetables
Plant Type Per Person
Amaranth 5 per person
Artichoke 1 per person
Arugula 3 per person
Asparagus 3 per person
Avocado 1 per person
Bamboo 0 per person
Bean - Winged 0 per person
Bean - Yardlong 0 per person
Broccoli Raab 1 per person
Brussels Sprout 2 per person
Burdock 2 per person
Cardoon 2 per person
Cassava 2 per person
Celeriac 2 per person
Celery 4 per person
Chard 4 per person
Chayote 1 per person
Chinese Cabbage 2 per person
Collard 4 per person
Cress 5 per person
Crosne 1 per person
Endive 4 per person
Fiddlehead 1 per person
Fig 1 per person
Grapes 0 per person
Jerusalem Artichoke 2 per person
Jicama 1 per person
Kale 3 per person
Kohlrabi 5 per person
Lamb's Lettuce 4 per person
Leek 10 per person
Malabar spinach 0 per person
Malanga 1 per person
Mushroom 5 per person
Nasturtium 2 per person
Okra 2 per person
Olive 1 per person
Purslane 3 per person
Radicchio 4 per person
Rhubarb 2 per person
Rutabaga 3 per person
Salsify 2 per person
Scallion 6 per person
Scorzonera 1 per person
Sea Kale 1 per person
Shallot 5 per person
Soybeans 20 per person
Sweet Potato 2 per person
Taro 1 per person
Tomatillo 2 per person
Water Chestnut 1 per person
Yam 2 per person