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