Harvest Totals April 2013

This year I’ve decided to keep track of how much food we produce.  It’s taken me awhile, but I’ve gotten into the habit of weighing my produce as soon as I bring it in from outside, and some of the results really surprise and impress me!  We got over 5 lb of radishes in April (fermented some, ate some fresh by themselves and in salads – the baby absolutely loves them! – , and still have quite a few in the fridge waiting to be eaten) and have gotten over 21 dozen eggs in 4 months (primarily in March/April, from 4 laying hens).  We’ve been eating a lot of arugula lately, too.  We’ve hardly bought any produce this year (I had a ton in the freezer from last summer that we worked on using up through the leaner gardening months of January and February).  And this is just the tip of the iceberg – I’m so looking forward to the pounds and pounds of tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, etc., that summer will bring!

Below are the harvest totals for April, and for the year to date.  I intend to eventually attach dollar values to each item so I can figure out what proportion of my groceries I grow/raise, but I haven’t had a chance yet to get pricing for some of the items.

Item

April

Total Weight to Date

artichoke

1 lb 8.95 oz

1 lb 8.95 oz

arugula

1 lb 14.30 oz

1 lb 14.30 oz

beets & greens

2 lb

bok choy

2 lb 3.90 oz

2 lb 3.90 oz

chard

1.00 oz

12.85 oz

chives

0.30 oz

0.40 oz

cilantro

0.95 oz

0.95 oz

cress

1.10 oz

1.10 oz

green onions

10.60 oz

11.35 oz

kohlrabi greens

15.25 oz

15.25 oz

lemongrass

0.10 oz

0.10 oz

lettuce

14.25 oz

14.25 oz

lime leaf

0.05 oz

0.05 oz

Meyer lemon

1 lb 5.20 oz

1 lb 5.20 oz

miner’s lettuce

5.10 oz

6.30 oz

mint

2.70 oz

2.70 oz

oregano

1.15 oz

1.15 oz

radishes & greens

4 lb 6.10 oz

5 lb 1.40 oz

rosemary

1.00 oz

tarragon

0.20 oz

0.20 oz

thyme

0.50 oz

turnip greens

1 lb 5.75 oz

1 lb 5.75 oz

eggs

90 ea.

255 (21 doz + 3)

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