Just as I did last year, I will be using this page to track the harvest from our garden, berry bushes & fruit trees, and will keep tabs on how much money we save – just for fun!
I took pictures of our garden last year. Not much has changed, except I’m not growing herbs (hello fruit flies and spiders in my kitchen window), we took out the raspberry bushes (we were no good at growing them), and my hubby put in a fifth raised bed to hold all the tomato plants* I begged for this year!
SAVINGS AS OF 10/6/12 = $281.80
3/4 lb @ $3.50/lb = $2.63
2.5 lbs @ $4.00/lb = $10
3.5 lbs @ $2/lb = $7
3.75 bunches @ $.99/bunch = $3.71
15 lbs @ $.99/lb = $14.85
11 lbs @ $1.29/lb = $14.19
.7 lb @ $2.99/lb = $2.09
127 lbs @ $1.79/lb = $227.33
*I had so much fun with my 25+ pounds of tomatoes last year, and I LOVED having fresh, delicious, home-grown diced tomatoes and pasta sauce in the freezer all winter. This year when we were planning & shopping for the garden, I kept bugging my husband to put in more tomato plants. Part ambitious enthusiasm, part small miscommunication on my part (did you know that those little teeny plant containers contain six plants each?) resulted in this:
Yes, that is 3 full beds of tomato plants. 18 tomato plants, compared to last year’s 4. I cannot WAIT for them to arrive. I think this might be the year I learn to can!