The melons have also been very productive. Last year I got 28 pounds from the patch. This year I've gotten over 40 and have one more melon to count. I'll be between 45 and 50 pounds when I'm all done. All this out of a 4' x 8' patch. So it was a very good melon year. The melons were fabulous. The yield was good. Last year my melons were fighting wilt. This year the cucumbers and melons were in separate parts of the garden instead of right next to one another. Also I had my cucumbers covered for at least a month of their life. So the cucumber beetles couldn't breed. In the past I've grown them up a trellis. Which technically ought to be more productive. This year they sprawled and I kept them in the bed. But they were growing in the circle garden that is surrounded by bricks, so much warmer. I think I'm going to keep the melons in the circle garden every year. There are two beds in there and I'll switch beds every year. I really do want to repeat this melon year.
Next week's crops will probably start getting into a few of the fall crops. Not a lot, but just enough to change the make up of those baskets a bit.
- Beans 1.43 lbs
- Corn 1.63 lbs
- Cucumbers 12.06 lbs
- Melons 17.49 lbs
- Squash 0.69 lbs
- Weekly Tally 33.29 lbs
- Yearly Tally 284.32 lbs, $458.71
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