Year End Harvest Wrap Up

In our 7th season at the garden, we delivered 1,740 pounds of produce to the food pantry. Our second best year! That compared to 1,666, 2015, 1,541, and 1,637 pounds of produced delivered by this time for the last four years.

At the top of the list was 221 pounds of bok choy, 217 pounds of tomatoes, 130 pounds of eggplant, 117 pounds of squash, 102 pounds of zucchini, 100 pounds of potatoes, 76 pounds of cabbage, 75 pounds of peppers, 68 pounds of swiss chard, 67 pounds of butternut squash, 58 pounds of cherry tomatoes, 53 pounds of acorn squash, 49 pounds of beans, 47 pounds of cucumbers,  46 pounds of  lettuce,  43 pounds of radishes, 42 pounds of rhubarb,  33 pounds of pumpkins,  30 pounds of broccoli, 27 pounds of onions, 25 pounds of basil, 22 pounds of arugula, 18 pounds of leeks, 13 pounds of peas, 11 pounds of parslane, and 8 pounds of asparagus.  We’ve also harvested beets, carrots, cauliflower, chives, dill, garlic, kale, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, scallions, spinach, tarragon, and thyme. 44 varieties in all!

In our first year we harvested 995 pounds of produce and 854 pounds of produce in our 2nd year.

In our 3rd and 4th years, we harvested 1,637 and 1,574 pounds of produce!  Far above our track record for our first two years of harvest. We started keeping bees at the garden in our 3rd year, so perhaps they helped.

In our 5th year we had a record year, delivering 2,015 pounds of produce to the food pantry.  That’s right, over a ton of produce!

We delivered 296 pounds of pumpkins, 225 pounds of bok choy, 197 pounds of potatoes, 195 pounds of cucumbers, 147 pounds of zucchini, 93 pounds of kale, 92 pounds of acorn squash, 91 pounds of tomatoes, 83 pounds of squash, 82 pounds of onions, 57 pounds of beans, 54 pounds of peppers, 48 pounds of eggplant, 46 pounds of lettuce,  37 pounds of swiss chard, 30 pounds of cabbage, 27 punds of cherry tomatoes, 26 pounds of leeks, 23 pounds of rhubarb, 22 pounds of beets and butternut squash. We also delivered wonderful spices, basil, chives, dill, mint, parsley, sage, scallions, tarragon, and thyme.

In our 6th year, we delivered 1,667 pounds of 45 different types of produce – but we did pretty well considering we had our latest start to the gardening year due to all the snow we had during the winter of 2015.

Our 2nd best year!

Here are all 44 varieties of produce we grew last year!

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