Second Salad Harvest
We did a lot of things out in the garden today, but for most gardeners the truly fun part is the harvesting! The radishes and mesclun had been getting pretty big, so it was time to pick.
Organic radishes sell for $1.39 per bunch. This harvest is about $2.08 worth of radishes.
10 oz. of organic spring salad mix is $6.40.
Our total dollar amount for harvests out of the Family of 4 garden is $12.17. Not too shabby! We have definitely covered our seed costs at this point.
Just a note on using the term “organic”. Our garden is not certified organic, therefore we could not sell what we are growing as organic produce. However, we have not used any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides in growing the produce so far. Therefore, I feel that it is reasonable to compare the prices to organic produce. The quality is equal if not better than the organic produce would be.
Also, we are not opposed to the safe and correct use of non-organic pest control products or fertilizers. We will probably use them at times over the summer. So far, though, it has been unnecessary for these crops.