Weekly Harvest Report

We harvested some new things in the garden today, most notably some Chinese Long Beans (including some that were already too big) and some Thai Eggplant, ‘Kermit’, that is round with green and white stripes.

In the Family of 4 Garden, we harvested our first bell pepper, a couple chile peppers, a couple more jalapenos, and our first ‘Yummy’ snack peppers. We also had a few more of the ‘4th of July’ tomatoes to harvest and another bunch of Swiss Chard.

I also harvested 3 bunches of Swiss Chard for the Friday Lunch in the Garden  late last week. Last, but not least, I picked a bunch of squash blossoms last Thursday. About 10 of them came from the Family of 4 Garden. (I’ll post more about the squash blossoms later!)

Family of 4 Garden Harvest

10 oz. tomatoes @ $2.00/lb = $1.00

4 bunches Swiss Chard @ $2.99/bunch = $11.96

1 bell pepper @ $1.25/each = $1.25

6 oz. misc. hot peppers @ $2.50/lb = $0.94

8 oz. misc. sweet peppers @ $2.50/lb = $1.25

10 squash blossoms @ $0.50/each = $5.00

Weekly Total = $21.65

Yearly Total = $130.98

In reality, I should put the price of squash blossoms at “priceless” since I haven’t seen anywhere to buy them around Wichita, not even at the Farmers’ Markets. I think 50 cents might be a little bit undervalued, but I don’t want to skew the numbers too much. Of course, eating things that you can’t get from the grocery store is one of the intangibles of having your own garden!

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 6, 2010, in Family of 4 Garden, Harvesting & Eating and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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