Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tracking the Harvest: July and August, 2013

The rainy weather has definitely affected my garden crops, in some ways good and some bad. We had a great summer for cucumbers and zucchini, but the tomatoes have been miserable.

Usually, we get blueberries for two or three (sometimes four!) weeks before the birds find them and our picking is over for the summer. This year the blueberries were late but the birds were right on time, so we got very few of the blueberries. None made it into the freezer.

We've had some figs, but the bush is one of the several plants that were smashed when our neighbor's oak tree fell on our house last summer, so the bush is busier with getting new stems and leaves than with making fruit, and then, of course, there are the birds...

However, the numbers don't look too bad:
 
July 49.85 kg = 109 pounds, 14 ounces
August 34.65 kg = 76 pounds, 6 ounces

Running total January through August = 144.25 kg =  318 pounds,  3 ounces

The breakdown by crop, measured in kilograms, is pasted below.

July
Tomatoes
21.35
Shallots
3.75
0kra
0.4
Cucumbers
12.05
Eggplants
1.15
Berries, misc.
1.05
Bush beans, green
1.65
Peppers
5.5
zucchini
2.7
Swiss chard
0.25
August
Tomatoes
7.55
Peppers
7.15
Figs
1.4
Melon
2.45
Eggplants
1.7
Zucchini
2.1
Butternut squash, dwarf
3.5
Cucumbers
6.45
Okra
1.25
Bush beans, green
1.1

Hope everyone else's gardens are going well!

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