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This is our Doomsday Pea page. It gives instructions on how many pea plants are needed to feed one person for a year.
One cup of peas has about 120 calories. On a 1200 calorie diet one would need to consume 10 cups of peas a day. One plant will produce about 100 pods with about 6 pods per. That is 600 peas per plant. It will take about 1000 peas to make one cup.
It will take about two plants per day, 730 plants per year. So let's say about 1000 plants a year for consuming, growing and trading.
You will need about three raised beds that are 4 feet x 8 eight feet.
The pea is one of the most doable for growing and eating if all we have are peas. My problem is that I hate peas (David).
Peas can be dried or canned. To do so you will need to have the proper equipment to can and/or dry your pea harvest. Stagger your plantings so that you are not harvesting and processing all of your peas at once.
All of the variety information on the David's Garden Seeds® website, including the days to
maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific
locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and
nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's
performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in
your area, we recommend that you contact your local county extension agent or a Master Gardener.
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