My summer garden is finished. The rain made my tomatoes vines grow like mad, shooting new branches off in every direction and even teasing me with a flower or two. The sky is cloudy more often then not and the sun has moved so that part of my garden no longer receives any direct sunlight at all. It is time to pull and get ready for winter.
So, what was harvested and how much? Here are the totals for Summer 2010!
Harvested from 6/21- 10/25
Cherry Tomatoes - 9.31 lb = 149 oz
Patio Tomatoes - 26 - 3.10 lb = 49.7 oz
Cherokee Purple Tomatoes - 26 - 16.20 lb = 259.3 oz
Lemon Boy Tomatoes - 31 - 7.22 lb = 115.5 oz
Pineapple Tomatoes - 17 - 13.11 lb = 209.8 oz
Omar's Lebanese Giant Tomatoes- 18 - 21.35 lb = 341.6 oz
Ace Tomatoes - 15 - 4.38 lb = 70.1 oz
Jalapenos Peppers - 15 Peppers = 8 oz
Chili Relleno Peppers - 16 oz = 1 lb
Zucchini - 10 - 9.5 lb - 151.92 oz
Green Beans - 32 oz - 2 lb
Shallots - 4 bunches = 9.5 oz (abt 1/2 lb)
Corn - 5 ears - 1 lb 13.1 oz
Cantaloupe - Not Growing - Pulled
Watermelon - Pulled it - No Growth
Total - 90.1 Pounds Harvested (1441.52 oz)
The biggest tomato was an Omar's Lebanese (no surprise there) at 1 lb 12.3 oz. I was surprised that one of the Cherokee Purple tomatoes came within 1 oz of beating this record!
90 pounds! Can you believe that! Considering most of that was tomatoes I would say I saved almost $300 on vegetables this summer and I still have some in my freezer.
I haven't weighed our pumpkin yet. We are currently on pumpkin number 2. Pumpkin number 1 met with a moldy fate. Yes it molded out. Bummer, but I was able to fertilize another one in time. We will see how #2 turns out.
My summer harvest weigh-in will be replaced by a winter harvest weigh in. What will I be growing? It doesn't get very far below freezing here in San Jose so I should be able to grow leafy greens, sweet peas, crunchy radishes, carrots, broccoli, and colorful chard. I already have an Asian greens mix sprouting and spinach seeds planted, but I have to clear the tomatoes before I can plant anything else.
How did your garden grow this season and what are you planning, if anything, for winter?