Many vegetable types are ready to harvest within five or six weeks from sowing. A good start for the first time - or seasoned - grower!
So how do you put a value on the vegetables you grow? How then do you decide which was the most profitable of all the vegetables you grew?
One of the problems in this type of analysis is that of seasonal fluctuations in costs.
Add in the aspect of vegetable quantity per square metre and you are really up against it.
A typical example would be the cost relating to potato growing. Early varieties against main crop types are less time consuming over their growing timescale than main crop, but also have a lesser crop yield per square metre. We are all aware that 'new potatoes' cost considerably more in the green grocers than their maincrop counterparts for a short span of time.
So let's concentrate on the easy to grow vegetables that give the good quantity of harvestable crops. We will not include price in the recommendations because prices will vary from week to week and area to area. We are aiming at good cropping reliable easy vegetables in the minimum of space.
The following will be ready to harvest in 8 to 10 weeks with meaningful crops.
So for most of the above vegetables, you will be sowing seed in April and eating well before summer sets in proper!
All of the following can be grown in a relatively small space - containers even - and producce the best 'crop per plant' statistics.
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