Sunday, September 5, 2010

Days 60 - 66 Transitions

As I documented last week, the three day heat blast really took its toll on the cucumbers and zuchinni. I plan on taking out the cucumbers soon and was going to just let the soil rest...but as we were eating dinner last night, my 4-year old daughter said that she wanted some dino kale. That is a great choice for a winter green since kale can produce through the coldest of months and according to my sources can even be better if it gets some frost. I may also plant some spinach now since it grows so quickly and is quite versatile. Oh yes...cannot forget the garlic!! We have been using garlic at an incredible pace, for I planted enough and harvested enough for a years worth of consumption. Easy to grow and it really makes a difference.

Now is also the time to start thinking about some cover crop and should either order some seed for winter cover crop.

We are two months into the year and we have already recorded over $500 worth of produce from our small garden. Anybody who says a garden is not worth it should be sent to this blog!!

Harvested the past week.

Day 60
1) Two pounds tomatoes ($4.00)

Day 61
1) One pound apples ($2.00)
2) Two bunches chard ($6.00)
3) 1/4 pound tomatoes ($0.50)
4) 3 1/2 pounds cukes ($7.00)

Day 62
1) Two tomatoes ($1.50)
2) One apple ($1.00)
3) 1/2 pound Fantasy grapes ($1.00)
4) One meyer lemon ($0.50)
5) Two zuchinni ($1.50)

Day 63
1) One pound Fantasy Grapes ($2.00)
2) One apple ($0.50)
3) One tomato ($0.50)

Day 64
1) 3/4 pound green grapes ($1.50)
2) Two bunches chard ($6.00)
3) One apple ($0.50)

Day 65
1) Three tomatoes ($1.00)
2) One apple ($0.50)

Day 66
1) Two baskets of Strawberries ($4.00)
2) Five poound of green grapes (for freezing...great summer treat!!) ($7.50)
3) One tomato ($0.50)

Weekly harvest: $49.50

Total Produce Harvested (Year-to-Date): $506.00
Total Honey Harvested (Year-to-Date): $220.00
Expenses (Year-to-Date): $26.00

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