Bountiful Garden Harvest

Garden BountyCan you tell what we were up to in the Demonstration Garden today? You guessed it! We were harvesting like crazy! Because of Tomato Day, we had left several things in the garden that normally would have been harvested earlier.

Let’s start with the Family of 4 Garden:

We have quite a haul from the Family of 4 Garden today! We harvested 2 lbs of peppers (Sweet Banana, Padron, Jalapeno) and 4 ¾ lbs of tomatoes. WePile of Beets also pulled all the remaining carrots and beets in order to prepare for replanting in a couple weeks. We had 2 ¾ lbs of carrots and 5 ½ lbs of beets.

2 lbs of peppers @ $1.59/lb = $3.18

4 ¾ lbs of tomatoes @ $2.00/lb = $9.50

2 ¾ lbs of carrots (about 2 bunches) @ $2.00/bunch = $4.00

5 ½ lbs of beets (about 4 bunches) @ $2.50/bunch = $10.00

This week’s harvest is worth $26.68! That brings our running total for the year to $145.52.

From the rest of the garden:

The cherry tomatoes, as usual, were loaded! We ended up with about 4 gallon Roma Tomato Pilebags full of cherry tomatoes! The roma tomatoes are also coming on strong. We had quite a tomato pile on our demo table! We are picking them slightly under-ripe, since we have some friendly squirrels Eaten Tomatoesthat are enjoying the tomatoes as well…

We harvested about half a bushel of eggplant, which is about half a bushel too much, in my opinion. All 3 types of eggplant are doing beautifully, despite getting planted late. I guess in the interest of the blog, I’ll have to try to find an eggplant recipe that I can actually tolerate. And don’t recommend fried eggplant – if you have to fry it to make it edible, then it really isn’t edible!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on July 28, 2009, in Family of 4 Garden, Harvesting & Eating, Working in the Garden and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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