Well, 2009 is now one for the books. With all the projects going on it took me awhile to get the final tally from Farmer J but now without further adieu our harvest weigh in for December and then for the year.
From our ~1/10 acre garden plot (less than 3900 sq. ft.) our December 2009 harvest weighs in at
Produce (fruits, veggies, herbs) 408 lbs
Eggs Chickens 20 Ducks 27
For the 2009 year, the combined tally of ~5,300 lbs produce (with addition of edible flower/herb box sales) 937 chicken eggs 843 duck eggs
Pretty good considering 2009 was a year full of whacked out weather & bug infestations the likes we’ve never seen before (thanks to climate change), in addition to our trips as urban homesteading ambassadors to Nevada City CA, Atlanta Georgia, Greece, Israel, Italy and India.
Micro Farm Report
What we are harvesting and planting now?
Being that it’s January we are surprised we are still harvesting tomatoes and loads of lima beans (which are a wonderful addition to our winter diet!) Of course, the salad greens are coming along nicely – chards, lettuces, kales, etc are filling the raised beds like a colorful green carpet.
What are we planting? Peas, onions, garlic, greens, root crops and brassicas but very soon our growing efforts will shift – soon the soil block maker will come out and it will be time to plant for summer!
Our social network, hit a milestone of over 6,000 members this month!
Growing for 21st century food security, FreedomGardens.org is an online social community of gardening enthusiasts who are fed up with foreign oil, frequent food miles and high food prices.
Jordanne informs me that she appreciates your patience and upgrades are coming soon but in the meantime thanks for being a part of this homegrown movement.
How did your 2009 growing season go? Care to share your successes, failures and hopes for 2010.
As for us, well, we’ll be putting in the work but praying for a bountiful year. This year, however, like to experiment with a few new plants. Perhaps grow more grains like quinoa to supplement our poultry’s diet. Or grow hops for beer — being that we are Belgian, brewing seems like a perfect fit.
Another challenge will be just to find space to do these experimental plantings. We are pretty much maxed out and yet we’ve said this before but somehow we always do find space!
Oh and here’s another question for you – would you like to see us continue the FREEDOM HARVEST CHALLENGE? It’s up to you if you do.
Hi hoe, Hi hoe it’s off to work we grow!