Thursday, July 14, 2016
How Much Does a Garden Grow: June 2016
I love a June garden. July and August can almost be an embarrassment of riches (and I love that, too), when you are hopefully bringing in baskets of produce and trying to figure out ways to cram more veggies into your diet and more time for canning into your schedule. But in June, harvests come on one by one, and you gorge yourself on one thing while hoping eagerly for the next. There's nothing like having a cereal bowl full of blueberries every night while you obsessively check the garden to see if you can get a single zucchini yet.
And that's pretty much how June was around here. During the month, we brought in 61 ounces of blueberries, nearly a half gallon. (Spoiler: we'd pass the half gallon mark the next week.) I don't think that's bad for two mature blueberry bushes and one tiny one. Mr. FC&G had blueberries on ice cream almost every night, and I ate them straight out of a cereal bowl. Going by the prices at my local farmers' market, I harvested $23.18 worth of blueberries.
We also had some other produce come in: a few cents worth of peas that came from a plant I started from leftover seeds in utter gardening frustration in about April, and a regular influx of greens. I've been letting the kale take a break lately, but it is almost time to start cutting on it again.
With no expenditures this month, we are clawing our way toward profitability. Totals are below:
Total Ounces Harvested: 90.5
Total Pounds Harvested: 5.65625
Total Value of Harvest to Date: $45.18
Total Expenditures: ($204.08)
Net Profit (Loss) to Date: ($158.90)
Posted by Jennifer Lorenzetti at 11:44 AM