View Full Version : Hydroponic Planning

01-26-2009, 07:13 AM
Hi Folks:
There's lots of information out there on the equipment, but not much in terms of guidance on how much to plant. I know there is no magic answer to this, but I am looking for some rules of thumb on how many plants I would need to feed a family of four. Something like: 2 tomatoes for every person, 1 eggplant for every 4 people etc. etc.



04-09-2009, 12:37 PM
I would be very interested in hearing the answer to this.. if nobody has the numbers this would be a great thing to do... see how much you really eat during a month or so and mark it down and see what amount of plants you should grow to feed a family..

07-14-2009, 09:54 PM
This question, as asked, is very hard to answer.
The best way to approach it is based on yield.
The question you should be asking is how many pounds
will "X" system with "Y" (number of plants) of "Z" type of plants yield once the plants are producing.

Then increase the number of plants, to increase the quantity produced to meet your needs.
I use the term "needs" because trying to figure out how many plants would "feed a family" is too variable.