Family of 4 Garden Update

At this point, I’m predicting that the Family of 4 Garden this year is going to out-produce the garden from last year, at least dollar-wise. I could be wrong, but there’s a lot of the season left, and we’ve barely started the summer vegetable season!

We harvested about 1/2 to 2/3 of the ‘Yellow Sun’ carrots. They weren’t all as big as they could have been, but I’m not sure they are going to grow much more for the time being. We left the smallest ones in the garden to see if they will grow some more with most of their competition gone! We also pulled out the row of ‘Chioggia’ beets. They had lost most of their tops due to disease and competition from the taller carrots shading them out. We also pulled some of the larger ‘Red Ace’ beets. There were a few more tomatoes and peppers also adding to our coffers.

This Week’s Harvest:

2.5 bunches of carrots @ $2.00/bunch = $5.00

2 bunches of beets @ $3.00/bunch = $6.00

1 bunch of Swiss chard @ $2.99/bunch = $2.99

7 oz. of tomatoes @ $2.00/pound = $0.88

2 jalapeno peppers (approx 3 oz) @ $2.50/lb = $0.47

Weekly Total: $15.33

Yearly Total: $109.33

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 June 29, 2010, in Family of 4 Garden and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What’s the verdict on the carrots, in terms of flavor?

    • They are a beautiful sunny yellow color when cut (irrelevant to flavor, I know!), and in my opinion they taste like a carrot. They aren’t as sweet as some carrots I’ve had, but they don’t seem to lack for flavor or have any bitterness. I always think weather and soil conditions play a huge role in carrot flavor too.

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