2012 Vegetable Garden Yield
Posted by olemike on 12/24/2012
2012 was a pretty good year for our garden. It was the most successful one yet. Here is a summary of what we yielded:
- Tomatoes – 541 (we canned about 45 pints of stewed tomatoes)
- Patty Pan Squash – 270
- Zucchini - 86 ( we canned about 12 pints of Zucchini relish)
- Romaine Lettuce – 40 servings
- Cucumbers – 71
- Strawberries – 22
- Beets – 21
- Meyer Lemons – 21
- Garlic – 16
- Potatoes – 15 (Grown in a box tower)
- Broccoli – 14
- Green Peppers – 14
- Clementines – 12
- Onions – 7
- Cauliflower – 1
Total weight of all this came to 300.08 lbs. I calculate that we saved about $685 on veggies (at Whole Foods prices) for the year. Obviously, we had to absorb the cost of seed, starter plants, fertilizers, watering supplies, lumber for raised beds, etc. I’m sure, bottom line, we didn’t really save any money but it sure felt good to eat home-grown food. That is priceless!
Here are a few of my favorite pictures.
In a few days, I will determine our goals for the coming year. I want to increase the total yield weight, focus on foods of which we eat the most, grow more items to can, etc. I’m still developing these so will post the goals at a later time.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!