Garden Harvest Update (as of 8/9/10)
Carrots 19lbs 14oz
Broccoli 1lb 4oz
Chinese Cabbage 4oz
Peas 7lbs 6oz (possibly final numbers unless we get a Fall crop and almost 3lbs more than last year!)
Green Beans 17lbs 8oz
Spinach/Swiss Chard/Beet Greens 5lb 5oz
Onions 18lb (this figure is probably short a few)
Zucchini 3lbs 1oz (this is short a few ounces)
Cucumbers 26lb 9oz
Beets 5lb 7oz
Tomatoes 37lb 10oz
Potatoes 5lbs 6oz
Tomatillos 6lb 2oz
Hot Peppers 9oz
Sweet Peppers 1oz
Total: 163 lbs 6 oz
Last Year’s End of the Year Total
Last year’s harvest tally from around this time of year can be found here. I’m in a rush to get this one up. So far we’ve bested last year’s harvest by 64lbs. I’m not going to count my chickens before their hatched, though. I’m cautiously optimistic that we’re at least on track to meet the same harvest total as last year – we don’t have a second crop of carrots in the ground, the cucumbers are looking a bit sad as are the tomatoes so it’s really anybody’s best guess as to how it will all turn out. We’re definitely planning on purchasing tomatoes this year from an organic farm that sells seconds at $1/lb so that we can put up ketchup, spaghetti sauce, and barbecue sauce.
If you want to see more you can head on over to Harvest Monday at Daphne’s Dandelions!
Oh, and I should also probably mention that we garden for two families (4 adults and three children) so we split the harvest.