Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Vegetable Harvest Report Final 2010
Peas: 3.5 ounces
Alright, so this is the last of the harvest for 2010. The rooftop vegetable garden is closed for the winter. I'm glad it's over because the weather up there is brutal! The wind burns your face and numbs your fingers within minutes. My gardening enjoyment declined precipitously with the colder temperatures so I've decided my cutoff date for all future rooftop gardening activities will be November 15th.
Here are the final numbers:
Cherry Tomato (Gold Nugget): 10 pounds, 4.6 ounces
Cucumber (H-19 Little Leaf): 5 pounds, 4.5 ounces
Cantaloupe (Halona F1): 5 pounds, 4.7 ounces
Eggplant (Gretel F1, Top Container Seed): 7 pounds, 11.7 ounces
Hot Pepper (Padron): 2 pounds, 3.1 ounces
Peas (Mammoth Melting Sugar): 9.7 ounces
Sweet Pepper (Gourmet F1, Islander F1, Lipstick, Top Container Seed): 15 pounds, 12.7 ounces
Tomato (Orange Blossom F1): 16 pounds, 8.6 ounces
Total Vegetable Harvest 2010: 63 pounds, 11.5 ounces
Total Vegetable Harvest 2009: 57 pounds, 5.9 ounces
I was able to beat last year's total even when I subtracted what was grown in the one new container added to the garden this year (the DIY self watering container from a water cooler bottle where I grew 5lbs, 4.5oz. of cucumbers).
I was hoping for a greater improvement in terms of harvest weight per square foot of gardening space, but considering the garden and I survived a tornado I'm happy with how this year turned out.
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