This week's harvest put me over the 400 pound mark for the year, which is quite a bit ahead of any previous year in which records were kept. In comparison, previous year's harvests at this time of the year were:
2009 - 382 lb.
2010 - 304 lb.
2011 - 251 lb.
2012 - 412 lb.
*2009, 2010 and 2011 data as of 8/9 (four days more of harvests than this year's current total)
*2012 data as of 8/5
7/31 - Corn, zucchini, cucumber, bush beans and tomatoes.
8/01 - Corn, broccoli side shoots, strawberries, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and three misshapen green bell peppers that had bunched up on one plant. There is also a bit of snipped chives, but I haven't been weighing the herbs.
8/02 - My youngest son needed onions, so I brought in the first of the "keepers".
8/02 - More tomatoes and broccoli side shoots.
8/03 - Tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash and a good bunch of broccoli side shoots.
8/03 - One broccoli side shoot was nearly as large as some of the main heads I cut this year.
8/04 - A tiny ear of corn, yellow crookneck squash, green sweet pepper, bush and pole beans.
8/05 - The last harvest of the first planting of corn, I ended up with a total of 15-1/2 pounds (shucked weight) from the 7'x8' bed. Zucchini (one that might be called a baseball bat, will be used for bread), yellow crookneck squash, strawberries, carrots and my largest yet picking of tomatoes, almost 7 pounds.
Harvest for the Week of 7/31-8/5
Beans, bush - 13.1 ounces
Beans, pole - 19 ounces (1.19 pounds)
Broccoli - 15.6 ounces
Carrots - 34.3 ounces (2.14 pounds, weighed without tops)
Corn - 197.9 ounces (12.37 pounds, shucked weight)
Cucumbers - 35.5 ounces (2.22 pounds)
Onions - 30 ounces (1.88 pounds)
Peppers, sweet - 14.3 ounces
Squash, summer - 213.8 ounces (13.36 pounds)
Strawberries - 36.5 (2.28 pounds)
Tomatoes - 278.5 ounces (17.41 pounds)
Week's Total 55.53 pounds
Year to Date: 411.91 pounds
Daphne's Dandelions is the host for Harvest Monday, where everyone can share links to their harvest for the week. Please visit her blog and leave a link, so we can enjoy your harvest photos!