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This is our Doomsday Melon page. It gives instructions on how many melon plants are needed to feed one person for a year.
There are about 60 calories in a cup of melon. On a 1200 calorie diet, this would be about 20 cups a day. One melon will fill about three cups. One plant will produce about two fruits.
This would mean ten plants per day or 360 plants per year. Let's plan on 500 plants so we have some to trade and and some to make seed from.
500 plants will need about 2000 square feet to grow.
Melon will keep for 1 to 2 days unrefrigerated. Melon can be cut and dried or dehydrated. It will last up to one year dried.
You will want to read up on how to dehydrate food naturally since in a doomsday event, there probably will not be any electricity.
Melons and cantaloupes are pretty much the same as far as calories and planting are concerned.
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