I decided I would keep a list of our actual harvest this year. We have a very small suburban gardening space but have various things planted in pots and containers all around the yard, I am excluding herbs from the totals since I grab them to use in cooking, or dry them in small batches to keep for later use.
Saturday, July 31, 2021
July Garden Yield
yellow squash -9
cucumber- not producing yet, so far all the blossoms are make flowers
bell pepper -7
banana pepper- 13
green beans -8 pounds
tomato -some still green, 1 dead plant, others still questionable
radish- chipmunks delight
potato- not yet time to dig
lettuce- I am evidently growing this only to feed critters
okra- not yet producing but looking really healthy
apples- 2 are still on the trees, but I have serious doubts about them becoming ripe. though we do have some seriously happy squirrels
pears- zilch. I am thinking of getting rid of the pear trees. They are not pretty trees and never have more than a handful of blossoms.
July Harvest: It seems Little Bunny Foo Foo and/or Groundhog Gertie have found our raised bed!
yellow squash- 9
zucchini- 3 (Pulling the zucchini up. Still debating replanting it or not)
cucumber- 0. So far all the blossoms have been male blossoms
bell pepper- 11
banana pepper- 21
cayenne pepper- 10
81/2 pounds I am not keeping up with this anymore for July. We averaged 1 1/2 pounds of green beans per day.
cherry tomato- 25
potato I think one plant is ready to dig will do it this week
okra 8 pods, but it is blooming and growing like crazy. Fingers crossed it will produce well in August.
apples Anne-1 / squirrels-20ish
pears The tree must have heard me talking about cutting it down. I found 3 pears on it
Not replanting the radishes or lettuce. Chip and Dale are on their own.
And now on to August!
Soon we are going to have to think about planting a fall garden. Harvesting in the fall sounds delightful