I've got nothing. I didn't harvest. I barely cooked anything from my stores. I did finished up the onions and I made fried rice with some of my Asian greens. I used a bit of salsa. But I didn't bother to make anything for Christmas from my stores or greens.
So what I figure I should do today is my yearly overview of what I harvested. 2010 was a fabulous year in the garden. This was mainly because I was growing mostly warm weather crops over the summer, and the weather cooperated by having record heat. If I had had the 2009 record cold weather then I wouldn't have fared quite as well.
Alliums: 8.85lbs. The breakdown is 3.5lbs of garlic, 1.4lbs of green onions, and only 3.9lbs of storage onions. I really need to do better with storage onions next year. I had to pick them early because of the move, but honestly they wouldn't have been that much bigger if I waited longer.
Beans: 8.8lbs. With 3.8lbs of them being green beans and 5lbs being dried or shelling beans. Next year I really need more dried beans. I eat way more than that during the year.
Cucurbits: 48.6lbs. 32.9lbs of that was cucumbers, 11.7lbs was zucchini, and only 4lbs was butternut squash. I need more squash for the winter next year. I would have had plenty except for the evil groundhog. Next year I have a good fence. I haven't a clue if it will keep him out. I really hope so or I'll have to cover it somehow.
Greens 47.68lbs. About 11lbs of chard, 0.6lbs of kale, 8.2lbs of lettuce, a tiny bit of mizuna, 1.4lbs of komatsuna, 0.9lbs of Senposai, 7.9lbs of various bok choy, 1.55lbs of Chinese broccoli, 4.4lbs of Fun Jen, 2.4lbs of spinach, 1.8lbs of Yakatta-Na, 4.1lbs of tatsoi, and 0.3lbs of Tyfon. The greens were a pretty good match. Though the fall greens I just couldn't keep up with. They grew too well without the massive quantity of slugs that I usually have.
Herbs 9.63lbs. 5.4lbs of basil. 1lbs of dill, 3.2lbs of parsley. With the move I really didn't have the normal range of herbs. I only had my must haves. I'm sure next year I'll get those perennials and other annuals in.
Peas 8.37lbs. With 5.2lbs of Cascadia snap, and 3.2lbs of Blizzard snowpeas. I had a good amount of peas for the spring. It was all in my old garden though.
Peppers 8.31lbs. 2.1lbs were sweet peppers and the rest were chili peppers. I really didn't have enough of any of the peppers. I would love to make my own chili powder, but I really need a lot of chilis for that. I want paprika peppers too. And I'd love more sweet peppers. Basically, more, more, more.
Radishes and Turnips 6.2lbs. Which is really plenty for me unless I do storage turnips, but I've never been a fan.
Tomatillos 17.26lbs. Which is way more than I really needed, but it is only two plants worth. I don't want to grow just one as if it fails I have nothing. Too much is better than none.
Tomatoes 186.38lbs. This was a good amount for me. It gave me enough to can for sauce and salsa. It is probably enough for the year. Next year I'd like to can some BBQ sauce and ketchup if I can find recipes I like.
You will notice some staples that aren't on the list. I had no potatoes this year. I expect to next year. And I had no carrots. The spring carrots didn't germinate at all and I was too busy with the house to deal with them like I usually do. I had only the barest touch of broccoli this year and next year I want a lot. I ought to have plenty of room for it.
So the year end tally is:
- 350.90lbs of produce
- $1434.77 incoming
- $501.72 outgoing
- $910.03 total
This year I had a lot of money going out. $300 is pretty normal for me, but with a new house, more things get bought. Next year will be even higher I'm sure. Some things will get amortized, but a lot will just go into the year.
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to show off, add your name and link to Mr Linky below.