i probably could have grown twice the amount of food with half the amount of plants. why? because i crowded those poor little plants. i also literally and figuratively did not give my tomatoes enough support, and yet they still made me a million tiny treats. imagine if i had bought enough cages, watered them appropriately, and give them enough room. i would have had a million freaking tomatoes!
i also learned that if you mess stuff up, the chances are good stuff will still grow. my garlic isn't great and big or anything, but all the bulbs i planted made new heads, and i learned what they like and don't like.
the other day i picked up a few brussel sprout starts! i'm going to have a wee fall garden, with the sprouts and some kale. i know, i'll get sick of kale, but i plan on freezing some too, and we do like it baked, so i'm willing to err on the side of too much.