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Old 10-31-2017, 08:29 PM
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Wandering around the net looking for sites that relate to this topic, I found the following information from this site: - https://www.thespruce.com/how-many-v...garden-1403355

Quote: In “How To Grow More Vegetables”, intensive gardening guru, John Jeavons, says you’ll need about 200 sq.ft. per person to grow enough vegetables and soft fruits for the growing season at intermediate yields. To grow all the food for one person's needs for the whole year requires, for most people, at least 4,000 square feet—though some diet designs are possible that can use a smaller area. :EndQuote

200 sq.ft per person or for those of us in metric, approximately 18.6 sq. metres.
For comparison purposes, 1 acre = 43,560 sq.ft.

So in regards to Morrow teams trying to help out with agriculture, a typical vegetable garden as we envisage it, would be a supplement to whatever other food gathering practices a settlement has. The idea of stocking seeds to help establish even 2 acres of crop will obviously need a substantial amount of seed (based on the figures for a 2 acre plot in the website that ArmySGT. linked to).

Rereading the cache description provided by mmartin798 I realize that I thought the cache held only 1250 seeds but it actually meant 1250 packets of seeds. Even with that correction I think that those packets will not hold enough seed for a single 100 acre farm for four years let alone four 100 acre farms for four years.
I think it would work better if that allocation of 1250 packets was meant to supply up to 100 acres of crop, but 400 acres and for four years just seems wildly optimistic.




NB: For all the conversions I've been using http://www.onlineconversion.com/area.htm
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