Family of 4 Harvest Report

  We harvested the remaining carrots and beets from the Family of 4 Garden today. Maybe it was the dry weather, but the carrots seem to have been growing deeper in the ground, without their shoulders showing above the soil level this year. Because of that, I kind of thought our carrots wouldn’t amount to munch. Wow! I was wrong! These carrots are really gorgeous!

We also had a couple of bell peppers that were ready to pick, and of course, some Swiss Chard.

Family of 4 Harvest Report

3 bunches of carrots @ $2.00/bunch = $6.00

1 bunch of beets @ $3.00/bunch = $3.00

2 bell peppers @ $1.25/each = $2.50

2 bunches Swiss chard @ $2.99/each = $5.98

Weekly Total = $17.48

Year to Date = $162.39

 

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 12, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is the first year that I have had some success with carrots. I had always heard/read/thought that the way to tell a carrot was ready was by the size of it’s shoulder showing through the top of the soil. I finally decided last night to just pull a few and see how they were doing since we too were not seeing any shoulders. We ended up harvesting our whole planting! They were all ready and some maybe over ready. Thankfully, they are quite good and now I plan on spending the evening canning, freezing and prepping our first carrot crop. I hope to plant a few more rows in a couple weeks. Maybe we’ll have even more luck this time!

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