This year I’m on a mission to grow 4,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables in my suburban backyard. In 2012 I was able to grow 2,028 pounds, and in 2013 I’m going double or nothing. I have absolutely no idea if I’ll be able to achieve my goal. But, as with any adventure, half the fun is getting there. ~Mavis
Well it was another exciting week harvesting vegetables in the backyard garden. I harvested 1 ounce of chives to use on scrambled eggs. HA!
It’s hard to believe that somehow I’ll find a way to grow another 3,994 pounds of food between now and the end of the year. When you think about it, it’s pretty crazy. I can only imagine what it must be like for those of you living in much colder areas with shorter growing seasons. It’s got to be tough.
All I can say is, I am totally looking forward to June, and planting pumpkins. Let’s hope we can grow a couple of hundred pounders this year. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Let me know if you have any secrets to growing giant ones!
Here is what I have harvested so far this year:
Beets – 14 ounces
Carrots – 3 ounces
Chives – 2 ounces
Egg Count – 563
Last week we collected a whopping 82 eggs. That is almost 1 dozen eggs a day! I don’t think the weekly egg count will get any higher than that. Black Fatty, and the two Bantam hens are occasional layers and the rest of the girls are laying about 6 eggs each a week. Not to shabby if you ask me.
Potatoes – 2 pounds 9 ounces
Sprouts – 8 ounces
Swiss Chard 11 ounces
Wheatgrass – 7 ounces
Total Food Harvested in 2013: 6 pounds 1 ounces
Total Eggs Collected in 2013: 563
Get out there and grow!
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