The harvest results are in! Drum roll please…. about 500 lbs harvested in June.
For the year we now have harvested over a ton (2,100 lbs) of food from our .10 (1/10th) acre garden plot – the amount we harvested our first year of keeping harvest productions records back in 2001. Can we reach 10K? We’ll just have to wait and see since it really depends on how well the weather cooperates this year — and how well we can keep on top of succession plantings.
Next month stay tuned for our first contest! Yep, that right folks. We are going to have you guess our harvest tally for the month of July. The one who guess the closest lbs harvest will receive a prize.
We hope that with this contest we encourage you to tally your garden harvest too.
Care to share numbers, success stories, growing efforts. How does your garden grow?
On the Food Front
Tis the season we see a drastic reduction in our food spending/bill. I figure without putting pen to paper that we are eating/spending less than $2.00 a day per person. But estimation isn’t good enough in this urban homestead household – time to put up some numbers. Sure you can say this, write that. But in the end it’s all about facts, figures and results right? Folks want proof and that’s what we believe this site is vehicle for — showing productive results and publishing them for the world to see.
Today I’ll be making a chart to tack on the fridge where we can easily jot down what we use on a daily basis. We’ll be tallying up homegrown produce used so we can figure out how much we are actually saving, how much we are actually spending on meals per person.
So we are shooting for the last two weeks in July. How low can we go and still eat well?
Stay tuned for results.