Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Yields to date

This afternoon, on the hottest day of the year so far, I started to update the garden yield spreadsheet for the 2012 growing season. The graphs that compare annual yields won’t be ready for some time; however, I can state the following:
  1. We made our first delivery to the pantry this year on May 26. Although we only brought a few pounds of radishes and handfuls of herbs, we have not harvested this early in the season since 2008. 
  2. 2012 is the year of the radish. Our current yield of 42 pounds is the largest since we’ve been recording. If only radishes were as enjoyable to eat as they are to grow.  
  3. Our current yields for lettuce (20 pounds), sweet peas (9.5 pounds), and raspberries (12 pounds) compare well with those of prior years.