Is there any list of absurdly productive food plants? Like if you only have x amount of space or can only by y number of plants, what do you grow to produce the largest raw mass of food possible
So zucchini is the prototypical example, right. And I know of a few others, like tabasco peppers for example
Tell me in the replies, what plants do you know of that make gardeners say "help, I have more x than I know how to deal with, can anyone come take some home?"
How stealth do you want this to be? Is it "hey, someone planted a vegetable garden... and it's... free...?" or more like "a bunch of us are gardening on an abandoned lot and don't really want to be caught" or "this blank area could do with some plants but let's make it edible" or somewhere in between?
There are a number of ornamental plants that happen to be edible, which can be useful in a stealth situation.
@artsyhonker They're going to be straw bale gardens, so stealth is already out the window. This is taking place around an abandoned convenience store that already has been added to by the community for a long time (most notably a free library), so I think it'll be safe
@socalledunitedstates Then I would say go vertical if you possibly can. A layer of tall stuff, and some small stuff in front.
Rareseeds.com often has reviews of specific veg varieties, which can be useful in deciding what to grow.
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