Family of 4 Harvest

After getting rained out of the garden last Tuesday, we had a pretty good harvest this week.

1lb of peppers @ $1.59/lb = $1.59

1 yellow bell pepper @ $2.00 each = $2.00

8 oz Purple Brussels Sprouts @ $4.00/lb = $2.00

4 ¾ lb green tomatoes @ $1.00/lb = $4.75

12 bunches Swiss Chard @$2.00/lb = $24.00

We pulled out the tomato plants this week, since they had few tomatoes still on them. We planted some salad mix in their place.

I’ve gotten a lot of questions on the Swiss Chard. One thing we’ve learned this year is that a little chard goes a long way. No, most families would not eat 12 bunches of Swiss Chard in one week. It would probably be about right to have 4-6 plants for a family of 4 that likes chard. We chose to plant the chard because it is a leafy green that will grow through the whole summer here.

Weekly Total = $34.34

Yearly Total = $280.12

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 September 15, 2009, in Family of 4 Garden and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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