Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tracking the Harvest: Jan. & Feb. 2013

Winter radish - a crop that we love but that is almost done in our yard. 
Tracking the harvest totals last year taught me a lot about my garden, so I'm going to try it again this year. Something I had already figured out is that the next two or three months are going to be pretty slim, harvest-wise, but tracking the harvest really emphasizes the leanness of the coming weeks.

The next two or three months are why we put veggies in the freezer and in jars "for later." Not too surprisingly, "later" has finally arrived!

Here are the weights, in kilograms, for the veggies that I weighed after bringing them in from the yard.

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January Harvest
Asian persimmons
0.6
Lettuce
0.65
Broccoli
0.7
Radish, winter
0.55
Swiss chard
0.2
Beets plus greens
0.6
carrots
0.95
Bok Choy
1.5
Kale
0.1
Spinach
0.15
Cabbage
5.6
February Harvest
Radish, winter
0.55
Lettuce
0.1
Broccoli
0.25
Onions, green
0.25
Beets plus greens
0.3
Carrots
0.7

January's harvest total is 11.6 kg, which converts to 25 pounds, 9 ounces. February's harvest total is just 2.15 kg, which converts to 4 pounds, 12 ounces. Altogether, the 2013 harvest amounts to 30 pounds, 5 ounces of food from the yard.

That's not bad for a start to the year in a small garden, but we are about to slow waaay down. Right now in the yard we have a little patch of radishes, spinach, a little kale, some green onions, a few stragglers in the carrot patch, and some beets, cilantro, and parsley -- all of which will be ready to eat within the next several weeks if not sooner. This won't get us very far, but it will all be good!

There are also onions and garlic planted that won't be ready until about June, and some peas that just went in the ground today. I had planned to plant potatoes this weekend, but I finally decided that it was a little too cold and that it could wait a few more days.

I also sorted the remaining sweet potatoes, pulling out a few for starting this year's slips. The rest went into the oven, since I had it turned on for sourdough bread, anyway. The mashed sweets will go into freezer bags, to be eaten over the next couple of months, after they've cooled.

Hope everyone else's gardens are off to a good start!
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