Crops you can share: Top producing fruits and vegetables

By Elina Mark on Wikimedia

Plant lovers turn to gardening for many reasons. Some find it to be a relaxing hobby that also trains people to have the right outlook needed to be successful. Others simply enjoy the satisfaction of being able to grow plants, especially those that bear fruits or vegetables.

A benefit that comes from growing fruits or vegetables in a personal garden is that it helps save money. Excess produce can also be sold as an extra source of income.

Here are some high-yielding fruits and vegetables that grow well in a garden or in a farm:

  1. Tomatoes. Tomatoes grow in bunches and can produce abundant crops with the right setup. Expect to see between 10 to 15 pounds of fruit per plant each season. During good seasons, there could be as much as 20 pounds of fruit per tomato plant.
  2. Cucumbers. Three or four vines of cucumber produce up to 10 pounds of cucumbers per season. The amount of produce depends on the variety of cucumber being taken care of. Vining varieties are known for producing fruit in abundance, while the bush varieties yield less fruit per growing season.
  3. Beans. Beans are classified into two types: bush beans, which only grow about two feet tall and doesn’t require support, and pole beans that grow on vines and require support to keep the plant erect. Both varieties have a yield of five to 10 pounds from every 10 foot row planted.
  4. Potatoes and sweet potatoes. Potatoes and sweet potatoes grow underground. Each 10-foot row planted can produce about 30 pounds per season.
  5. Okra. Okra is one of the heaviest producers may require harvesting more than once a week. Gardeners can expect a 10-pound okra harvest from every 10-foot row of plants.

Fruits and vegetables can grow in abundance when they’re well cared for. Other than selling  the excess harvest as an additional source of income, growers can also share their garden’s healthy goodness with friends, family, and neighbors.

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