Tuesday, April 15, 2014
How Much Does a Garden Grow: March 2014
However, I did harvest six ounces of greens from the sunroom, along with one key lime that was the perfect complement to a fish dinner. I also spent $16.90 ordering a dwarf bay tree. Although I had promised myself that I was done building the micro-orchard, I have discovered that organic bay leaves are going to drive me to the poor house if I keep making my clove-ginger ale every week. The new tree, plus an experiment regrowing ginger rhizomes, will hopefully help keep costs at bay. (Plant pun! See what I did there?)
Nonetheless, March brought a couple of milestones. We have now officially harvested over a pound of food from our garden this year, and the total value of the harvest now stands in double-digit dollars at $11.66. We're not rich yet, and we haven't yet turned an official profit, but we are getting into the "respectable" territory for our totals with the year only one-quarter done.
I would anticipate that April and May could well start bringing some substantial harvests. I have two containers full of potatoes that are growing nicely (see them sprouting above), and the transplants for the garden are coming along well.
Total Ounces Harvest: 17
Total Value of Harvest: $11.66
Posted by Jennifer Lorenzetti at 8:04 AM